miércoles, 27 de julio de 2011

History of Oprah Winfrey

Oprah has managed to gain considerable wealth, become one of the most powerful people in the entertainment industry, thanks to the effort and discipline employed in every aspect of your life.

He was born on January 29, 1954 in Kosciusko, Mississippi, Oprah Winfrey lived with her grandmother on a farm until he was six years. From 6 to 13 years, lived in Milwaukee with her mother. At age 13, alleging abuse, escaped from the house of his mother. Authorities sent to a juvenile detention center. Denied admission to the detention center because of overcrowding, Oprah went to live with her father in Nashville. His father, Vernon Winfrey was a strict disciplinarian man who established a midnight curfew and required to read a book and write a report every week. This strict upbringing later prove to be beneficial in the career of Oprah. At 17, the radio station in Nashville, WVOL, hired to read the news in the air. That same year he became Miss Tennessee and Miss Nashville. He enrolled at Tennessee State University, majoring in voice and Performing Arts.

In 1973, Oprah became the first television correspondent for Nashville's African-American and youngest person to be co-news anchor at WTVF-TV.

In 1976, WJZ-TV in Baltimore, Maryland, was offered a job co-presenter of News at 6. After two years with the station, Oprah began as co-host at WJZ-TV "People are talking" talk show, while being an anchor and reporter.

Oprah soon discovered her talent as a television presenter and in 1984 moved to Chicago to host WLS-TV "AM Chicago," a morning talk show. Oprah showed her style and within a month AM Chicago became the # 1 talk show in the region. Within a year, the format was changed from a half hour to an hour show and in September 1985 was renamed "The Oprah Winfrey Show."

1985 was the beginning of the rise of Oprah to become the wife of one billion dollars to star in The Color Purple, she would win a Golden Globe as best actress nominations.

In 1986, he formed Harpo Productions, "Oprah" spelled backwards and that tranformaría in Harpo Inc. Since then, it has become Harpo, Inc., which employs about 250 people full time in television and production movies, magazines and online media. Oprah Winfrey and enters the national distribution and also starred in "Native Son".

In 1987 after a year on the air, was "The Oprah Winfrey Show" during the day in three Emmy Awards for Best Host, Best Service Program and Best Direction. Oprah hosted the 14th annual Emmy Awards this year.

In 1988, "The Oprah Winfrey Show" received its second award for Best Daytime Emmy Service Program. Over the next 20 years, Oprah Winfrey won awards followed.

Oprah has also received numerous personal awards from a variety of humanitarian awards to businesses and has been named Time magazine's "100 most influential people three times. In 1991, Oprah started the national child protection act, testifying before the Judiciary Committee U.S. Senate to establish a national database of convicted child abusers. President Bill Clinton signed into law in 1993.

In 1995, Oprah's guidance in his debut with ABC's AOL, its first foray into the World Wide Web. In 1996, launched the Oprah Book Club, promoting authors and their books through your program. In 1998 he was co-founder of Oxygen Media and Oxygen Network on cable and satellite. In 1999, Oprah launched Oprah.com, the website of a woman's lifestyle, which also created the largest book club in the world.

In 2000, he launched the magazine "O" and was capped in 2002. That same year her Harpo Productions created Dr. Phil, a new daily talk show union, which starts 'after Oprah' on the oxygen network and the land is broken by the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in West Africa. She also received the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award and was a member Hall of broadcasting and cable of Fame.

In 2003, Forbes magazine named her the first African American woman to become a billionaire. She was able to achieve this great wealth through his persistence and diversification of its brand, Oprah.

Today, his program is more popular than ever and is transmitted worldwide, as well as XM satellite radio and via the web through their YouTube channel. Since 2005, its website over 100 million page views per month.

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