30 Facts About Oprah Winfrey Show

1. Oprah Winfrey Show was number one in the talk show ratings since its debut.

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2. On December 11, 2010, Oprah Winfrey Show arrived in Sydney to record shows at the Sydney Opera House.

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3. Oprah Winfrey Show explained that 25 was "the perfect number—the exact right time", and that "I love this show.

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4. On November 20, 2009, Oprah Winfrey Show officially announced that The Oprah Winfrey Show would conclude in 2011, after its 25th and final season.

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5. Oprah Winfrey Show was inspired to continue to help people take better control of their destinies, hence her slogan, "Live Your Best Life".

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6. Oprah Winfrey Show's realized that being in such a position within the media industry, she could make a positive difference in people's lives.

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7. Early in its twelfth season, Oprah Winfrey Show confessed she was "exhausted" and considered quitting.

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8. On January 24, 2011, Oprah Winfrey Show revealed that just before Thanksgiving 2010 she had discovered she has a half-sister.

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9. Oprah Winfrey Show hoped that the episode would help survivors suffering in silence release the shame.

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10. Oprah Winfrey Show welcomed the Marines with a big homecoming celebration where they were reunited with their loved ones on the show.

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11. Oprah Winfrey Show surprised the sisters by flying their family to Chicago for one of the most emotional reunions on the show.

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12. Oprah Winfrey Show was grateful to have the remaining members of the Little Rock Nine on her show because she credits her success to those who have contributed to the Civil Rights Movement which paved the way for people like herself.

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13. In 1996, Oprah Winfrey Show spoke with seven of the Little Rock Nine and three white former classmates who tormented the group on their first day of high school in 1957 as well as a student who had befriended them.

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14. Oprah Winfrey Show now refers to that moment as her "ego in a pom pom salute.

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15. Oprah Winfrey Show's showed off her slim figure in a pair of size 10 Calvin Klein jeans.

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16. Oprah Winfrey Show had only been on the air for just six months when, in 1987, Winfrey traveled to Forsyth County, Georgia, a community in which, for 75 years, no black person had lived.

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17. Oprah Winfrey Show performed a Christmas medley; Winfrey said it was "the most beautiful I've ever heard".

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18. In March 2010, Oprah Winfrey Show began a campaign to stop drivers from talking or texting on their cell phone in their vehicles while driving.

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19. Oprah Winfrey Show introduced up-and-coming public figures who generated industry buzz but not otherwise widely known.

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20. Oprah Winfrey Show met Dr Phil McGraw when he worked as a consultant for her legal team during her 1998 beef trial in Amarillo, Texas.

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21. Oprah Winfrey Show's started the show in its 12th season and became known for her no-nonsense, hard-hitting, and often humorous advice.

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22. In 2001, Oprah Winfrey Show met 11-year-old Mattie Stepanek, who was born with dysautonomic mitochondrial myopathy and wrote inspirational poetry he titled "Heartsongs.

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23. Oprah Winfrey Show's had recorded over a hundred videos and audiotapes for her daughter.

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24. Oprah Winfrey Show's wrote letters and bought gifts for Peyton to open every Christmas and birthday she was gone.

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25. On February 10, 1993, Oprah Winfrey Show sat down with Michael Jackson, who had performed nine days earlier in the Super Bowl XXVII halftime show, for what would become the most-watched interview in television history.

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26. Oprah Winfrey Show interviewed a plethora of public figures and everyday people during the show's 25-year history.

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27. Oprah Winfrey Show was one of the longest-running daytime television talk shows in history.

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28. Oprah Winfrey Show took over as host on January 2, 1984 and, within a month, took it from last place to first place in local Chicago ratings.

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29. Oprah Winfrey Show was highly influential, and many of its topics have penetrated into the American pop-cultural consciousness.

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30. Oprah Winfrey Show, often referred to simply as Oprah, is an American syndicated talk show that aired nationally for 25 seasons from September 8, 1986, to May 25, 2011, in Chicago, Illinois.

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