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This Day in Black History: Feb. 8, 1986

Oprah Winfrey becomes first Black woman to host a nationally syndicated talk show. Also, CBS commentator Andy Rooney suspended for disparaging remarks against African-Americans.

On this day, in 1986, Oprah Winfrey becomes the first African-American woman to host a nationally syndicated talk show. The TV star, entrepreneur and activist overcame the greatest of odds to create an unstoppable media empire. Over the past 25 years she has entertained and motivated millions with ABC’s The Oprah Winfrey Show. She’s also helped launch the careers of several of her expert guests. Not satisfied with just her TV show, O Magazine and Harpo Radio on Sirius/XM, this trailblazing mogul launched her OWN network in January 2011. “An education is something that can’t be taken away from you,” she’s often said, and in 2007 Winfrey put her money where her mouth is by opening the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa.

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Oprah Winfrey - Aside from being a producer and an iconic talk show host, Winfrey is America's first Black female billionaire. As a television power player, she changed the game for Blacks on TV and those working behind the scenes in the television industry.


Wednesday, February 8th 2023 at 4:58PM
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