Type
News/Talk Show
Premiered
Sep. 08, 1986
Status
Completed/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
Syndicated TV Network
Genre

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Oprah

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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23x140 The Taboo Topic: What Social Clas… Aired: May. 22, 2009

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The show had 23 seasons and 985 episodes air between 1986 and 2009.

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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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  • Premiered locally in Chicago in 1984, went national in 1986.
  • Originally, it began under the title AM Chicago.
  • This episode, in which Tom Cruise jumped on the couch and around the set, became so infamous that it was rerun the following week. It spawned the slang term "jumping the couch" which actually…
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    This episode, in which Tom Cruise jumped on the couch and around the set, became so infamous that it was rerun the following week. It spawned the slang term "jumping the couch" which actually became an entry in Oxford's Historical Dictionary of American Slang.
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