Children's LiteratureWhen you look at Oprah today it is difficult to imagine that she moved from city to city, from parent to parent and at times got in trouble. Her father was a stabilizing force for her and invoked the discipline she needed. She finally decided that she would become the best that she could be. While she was in college she was invited to read the news on a local TV station. This made her the first female news reporter on TV in Nashville and also the first black news reporter there. From there other opportunities opened up for her. She co-hosted a talk show. She decided that was really what she was suited for. Her show is now one of the most popular shows on TV. She listened to her guests shared their emotions whether it was sad, funny or happy. She knew how to make her guest want to share their inner most thought. She wanted to give back to the community so she formed the Oprah Winfrey Foundation to help women, children and families all over the world. This is part of the "People to Know" series. 2005, Weekly Reader Early Learning Library, Ages 7 to 9.
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