News/Talk Show
Sep. 08, 1986
60 min.
Syndicated TV Network

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The show is highly influential, especially with women. While early episodes of show followed an exploration of sensationalistic social issues, Oprah eventually transformed her series into a more positive, spiritually uplifting experience marked by book clubs, celebrity interviews, self-improvement segments, and philanthropic forays into world events.

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25x131 The Oprah Winfrey Show Finale Aired: May. 25, 2011

After 25 years of life-changing television, Oprah hosts the finale of The Oprah Winfrey Show.

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The show had 25 seasons and 1967 episodes air between 1986 and 2011.

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For the first and last time, The Oprah Winfrey Show opens its doors to invite viewers behind the scenes. Rake a look at Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes.

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  • This was the first Oprah show broadcast live in five years. Anita Baker was also scheduled to appear but she had to cancel due to illness.
  • During her interview, Jennifer Garner revealed that she'd had to have her ears pierced especially for the $250,000 diamond earrings she'd worn to the Oscars ceremony.
  • This show marked Liberace's final public appearance before his death almost 6 weeks later.
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