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.
This Is the Year to Get Richer!
From January 22, 2007: Journalist, financial columnist and author of The New York Times best-seller Make Money Not Excuses, Jean Chatzky gives the money lesson that every woman should learn. She also shares four steps to get richer. Plus, her dream team of financial experts helps audience members find ways to make more money with what they already have. Viewers who joined Oprah’s Great American Debt Diet share their experiences and results.
A Mother’s Controversial Confession
From April 20, 2005: Writer and mother of four, Ayelet Waldman, opens up about her controversial New York Times article, “Truly, Madly, Guiltily.” She explains why she stands by her words, “I love my husband more than my children.” Ayelet discusses the “all or nothing” proposition of motherhood, disconnection between spouses and how dissatisfaction can turn into anger. Roland Warren, President of the National Fatherhood Initiative, says that there is a clear difference between how men and women think about their roles in a family after children are born.
Stop Being a Doormat!
From June 13, 2002: Sociologist, life coach and New York Times best-selling author Dr. Martha Beck discusses what she calls “the disease to please.” She also coaches women on breaking their “doormat mentality.” Martha explains the K.I.S.S. rule, talks about why people pleasing can become an addiction and shares a quiz to see where you rank on the “doormat scale.” Plus, physician, journalist and New York Times best-selling author Dr. Nancy Snyderman discusses the physical effects of people pleasing and what she calls the “chew and stew” theory, which explains how we think and why we worry.
What to Feed Your Heart
From March 13, 2002: Physician, researcher and author of the New York Times best-selling book Reversing Heart Disease, Dr. Dean Ornish advises women on how to prevent and reverse heart disease through diet and lifestyle. He discusses the importance of knowing your cholesterol level, the physical effect of toxic emotions and how just one minute a day of meditation can improve your health. Dr. Ornish also highlights three categories of food—the foods to eat most often, those to eat in moderation and those to eat least often.
De-Stressing Your Life
From February 13, 2002: Life coach, speaker and New York Times best-selling author Dr. Martha Beck counsels overstressed and overscheduled women. She coaches women on how to de-stress and de-clutter their lives. Martha explains the importance of teaching your kids instead of doing for them, how to use your life goals to clean your house and why she believes people pleasing is as dangerous as an addiction.
Choose Your Life
From June 21, 2000: Oprah talks to people who have made drastic changes to live the lives of their dreams. Plus, spiritual teacher and New York Times best-selling author Gary Zukav gives advice on how to find strength and courage to follow your heart’s desire. He also explains the importance of choice, life experimentation and how to reach what he calls “authentic power.”
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I grew up watching Oprah and learnt so much. These lessons are still valuable today. Please put a podcast version of the episode on 28th Nov 2000 with Dr Phil as would love to hear it again.