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Oprah is opening the vault of The Oprah Winfrey Show with 25 years of hand-picked legendary interviews, a-ha moments, ugly cries and unforgettable surprises. A lot has changed since she ended the show, but many of our personal struggles have stayed the same. We’re all still looking to connect, to be seen and to know that we’re not alone. We’re also looking for some joy, some laughs and some much-needed inspiration. As we head into this new decade, what better time to look back and reflect, to take stock of how we’ve grown and to be reminded that we’re all in this together. The Oprah Winfrey Show aired from September 8th, 1986 to May 25, 2011 with 4,561 episodes. The show remains the highest-rated daytime talk show in American television history, averaging between 10 to 20 million viewers a day.
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From December 2, 1992: New York Times best-selling author, counselor, motivational speaker and television host John Bradshaw discusses his book, Creating Love: The Next Great Stage of Growth. John asserts that most of us don’t even know what love really is. He explains how love can cause misery instead of pleasure in what he calls “mystified love.” John speaks about the effect our childhood has on our adult relationships. John also leads the audience in a meditation and shares how to achieve the “soulful love” we all deserve. On May 8, 2016, John Bradshaw died of heart failure at the age of 82. He is survived by his wife and two children.
From November 22, 1993: Oprah reads entries from her personal journal about her emotional struggles with weight. She explains how she came to understand that her battles with weight are really internal issues that have manifested themselves physically. Oprah also reveals the deep fears that took her 15 years to face and shares the questions she had to ask herself to get to the root of her problem. Then, exercise physiologist and fitness expert Bob Greene gives tips to lose weight the healthy way and lists the best overall aerobic exercises for weight loss. Also, Oprah shares a special message to Stedman for standing by her.
From October 1, 2008: Oprah talks to Brenda Slaby, a mom and assistant principal who accidentally left her 2-year-old daughter, Cecilia, in the backseat of her car while she was at work. Cecilia died of a heatstroke after being in the car for 8 hours in temperatures rising above 90 degrees. Brenda discusses how she became perceived as what she calls “the most hated mom in America,” and other mothers also share their stories of feeling overwhelmed by the pressure to be perfect. Then, poet, author and Zen Buddhist teacher and priest Norman Fischer explains why there’s no such thing as multitasking, offering tips to refocus your attention and sharing why he believes it’s important to ask for help when you feel too busy.
Family of Alcoholics

Family of Alcoholics

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From April 4, 1989: Oprah talks to a family with three generations of alcoholics about repeating the family cycle and how alcoholism has affected their lives. Psychologist and author Janet Geringer Woititz discusses her New York Times best seller, Adult Children of Alcoholics. She explains how to recognize the characteristics of children of alcoholics and how to break the cycle of alcohol abuse. She also gives advice on how to stop enabling and start helping loved ones who suffer with alcoholism. Janet Geringer Woititz passed away at her home in Roseland, New Jersey, in 1994.
How to Make Love Last

How to Make Love Last

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From January 8, 1993: Oprah interviews self-help author and Oprah Show regular guest Harville Hendrix, who teaches us how to make our relationships not only last longer, but become happier. He talks about overcoming trust issues, childhood wounds appearing in adulthood and how marriage is a structure for healing. He also works with several couples on making their love last and discusses his books Getting The Love You Want and Keeping The Love You Find. Oprah explains how Getting the Love You Want helped improve her relationship with Stedman Graham. Of Harville’s work, Oprah says, “I saw relationships not solely as the kind of romantic pursuit our society celebrates, but as a spiritual partnership that's meant to change how you see yourself and the world.” Harville is a New York Times best-selling author, international speaker and couples therapist with more than 40 years of experience as an educator, clinical trainer and lecturer who has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show 17 times.
From October 13, 2008: New York Times best-selling author and personal finance expert Suze Orman talks to guests about what they can and cannot afford. She crunches the numbers and decides if they will be approved or denied for major lifestyle decisions. She also recommends the amount of money to have in an emergency savings account, what money never to touch and the maximum length for a car loan. The information in this program is for your general knowledge and is not a substitute for professional financial advice. To ensure that any information or suggestion in this program fits your particular circumstances, you should consult with an appropriate financial, tax, or legal professional before taking action based on any suggestions or information presented here.
From February 8, 2010: Oprah sits down for an unprecedented interview with four admitted child molesters for a frank, graphic discussion about their crimes. The men open up about the grooming process, how they built trust and how they selected their victims. They also give advice to parents on how to prevent sexual assault and signs to look for if you think your child may be being abused. Oprah called it the most honest conversations she’s ever had with sex offenders.
From February 4, 2010: Cardiothoracic surgeon and television host Dr. Mehmet Oz reveals how you can stop “America’s silent killer”: diabetes. Speaking to an audience full of diabetes patients and family members of people diagnosed with diabetes, Dr. Oz describes the warning signs, risk factors, foods to avoid and why diabetes is so prevalent in African American communities. Exercise physiologist and fitness expert Bob Greene takes African American church members to boot camp and gives practical lifestyle tips to help prevent or reduce diabetes symptoms. The information in this program is for your general knowledge and is not a substitute for medical advice. If you have any questions about your health, please seek advice from your personal physician.
From January 17, 2011: To commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, Oprah looks back at “The Oprah Winfrey Show” episodes that centered around race. The moments include a visit to Forsyth County, GA, where no black person had lived since 1912, the reunion of seven of the Little Rock 9 with the white high school students who bullied them, a brown-eyed/blue-eyed race experiment with teacher Jane Elliott, a white college student’s experiment on being black, audience opinions about the Rodney King verdict and riots, Jay-Z’s book “Decoded,” and an interview with a former racist who changed after getting to know his biracial grandson. Also, Oprah reveals the pivotal aha! moment she had during the taping of an episode with white supremacist guests.
From September 26, 2007: New York Times best-selling author, rabbi, psychotherapist and Sandcastle Program founder M. Gary Neuman talks to families about how to help their children cope with divorce. He explains how divorce affects boys and girls differently, how to discuss divorce with children and the three rules in telling your children you’re getting divorced. Gary talks to the children of three families about the affect their parents’ divorce has had on them. He also helps initiate healing with the parents through love and connection.
From January 22, 2002: Oprah Winfrey and New York Times best-selling author, psychologist, and television host Dr. Phil McGraw discuss his book “Self Matters: Creating Your Life from the Inside Out.” Dr. Phil helps guests with low self-esteem discover their real value and unlock their true potential. He reveals why we matter and explains the difference between our authentic selves and what he calls our “fictional selves.” Dr. Phil discusses how we can unlock certain skills, gifts, abilities and wisdom he says we were all born with in the core of who we are. Plus, Oprah shares the earliest life-defining moment that helped lead to discovering her authentic self. The information in this program is for your general knowledge and is not a substitute for medical advice. If you have any questions about your mental health, please seek advice from a professional health care provider.
From May 21, 1990: Author Truddi Chase sits down with Oprah to discuss her New York Times best-selling autobiography, When Rabbit Howls. The book details the horrific stories of childhood sexual and physical abuse Truddi suffered at the hands of her stepfather. The abuse caused her to split into 92 separate personalities she calls her “troops.” She also shares a recording of her therapy sessions and why she has a debilitating fear of snakes. Truddi explains how she first realized the “troops” were with her and how they helped her through tough times, and shares her journey to recovery. Truddi passed away at her home in 2010 at the age of 74.
Is Your Family Happy?

Is Your Family Happy?

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From October 24, 1997: Oprah revisits five lessons she learned over the years about to how help families around the world learn to be happier.  Some audience members say, “I love you” for the first time and Oprah shares ways to show love without having to say, “I love you.” She also reveals some of her favorite tips from family-focused books, 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families, by Steven Covey, and Simple Abundance, by Sarah Ban Breathnach. Plus, Oprah talks with former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly and his wife, Jill, about the lessons they’ve learned from their son Hunter, who at the time was dying from Krabbe’s disease. After being given only three years to live, Hunter passed away in 2005 at the age of eight.
From August 14, 1991: Oprah talks to personal safety experts and survivors who demonstrate and discuss how people can protect themselves against attackers. They share the most common mistakes people make and discuss what not to do with an attacker. They also explain why fighting back is a personal choice that only you can make, why fighting until “you’re safe” is important and how to say, “No!” Experts include Jean O’Neal, who at the time was the research director of the National Crime Prevention Council, J.J. Bittenbinder, who served 20 years on the San Diego Police Department and is the founder of the Strong Defense Organization,Terri Treas, who was a spokesperson and graduate of IMPACT, and Lisa Gaeta, founder and CEO at IMPACT.
The Oprah Winfrey Show remains the highest-rated daytime talk show in television history. A lot has changed since Oprah ended her show, but many of our personal struggles have stayed the same. She feels we are all still looking to connect, to be seen and to know that we are not alone. She feels that the her show was one of the greatest classrooms in the world. Join her now to hear the break-throughs, the connections, and eye-opening life lessons. Her hope is that these classic shows will help illuminate your path to all that you were meant to be.
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Honeygol

I just loved it purely 🧡

Mar 24th
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Carmena

the sound of the saliva is so off putting. take a drink of water for gods sake

Mar 10th
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Carmena

my heart is breaking. I want to hug these kids so bad

Mar 3rd
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Carmena

yyyyyeeeeaaaahhhhhh. great shows

Mar 3rd
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Ladaisies Lemonade

I am looking forward to this

Mar 2nd
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Ladaisies Lemonade

I am looking forward to this

Mar 2nd
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Carmena

cannot wait

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