Oprah Winfrey's Life

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Oprah Winfrey's Life

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Show Businessin 1976 Oprah hosted a morning show in Chicago called A.M. Chicago. When she arrived there, the show was in last place in the ratings. The top show was called The Phil Donahue Show. Oprah made it her goal to get the show in the top rankings and kick The Phil Donahue Show to the curb. The SolutionEverybody in the show, including Oprah, worked very hard to get their show to first place. They had more celebrity guests, dancing, and singing. A lot of special effects were added, too. By the end of 5 months, the show called A.M. Chicago was in first place for the ratings. Good News!A positive impact of the show’s success was for Oprah. The show was renamed The Oprah Winfrey Show. With that, Oprah became one of the most famous people in the country. Each day, over 10 million people watched it. The first year, the show made 125 million dollars and Oprah’s income was 30 millions dollars. Obviously, she had come a long way since she lived on a farm without running water!

A Hard ChildhoodOne of Oprah's harest challenges ever was her childhood. Her mother was still a teenage girl named Vernita Lee and her father was an army private named Vernon Winfrey. They lived in different states. Her mother moved to Wisconsin to find a job, leaving young Oprah to live with her grandmother, Hattie Mae, who lived on a farm without running water. She had difficult chores every day, like carrying water in a bucket from the well to the house.Solving the IssueWhen Oprah turned six, she decided she didn’t like the farm and moved back with her mother in WIsconsin, and when life was hard there, she moved to live with her father in Tennessee. She often moved back and forward. Let's Be PositiveHowever, a positive impact of living on the farm with her grandmother was learning to read there. Her grandmother often read the bible with her. By the age of three years old, Oprah could already read and write!

The Amazing Life of Oprah Winfrey

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Link to Oprah's website:http://www.oprah.com/index.html Oprah Winfrey as EudoraFrom The Princess and the Frog


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