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.
Inside Fascinating Lives: Secret Millionaire
Original Air Date: 02/17/2011
Oprah interviews business owner, best-selling author and motivational speaker Dani Johnson. Dani was a featured participant on ABC's reality series Secret Millionaire. For one week Dani hid her true identity and lived on $40 a week in a cramped one-bedroom apartment in the impoverished Western Heights neighborhood of Knoxville, Tennessee. Oprah also speaks with Brazilian transgender model Lea T to discuss her transition from male to female. Finally, Oprah speaks to New York City Ballet principal ballerina Jenifer Ringer to discuss the secret world of the ballet.
The 61-Year-Old Surrogate Who Gave Birth to Her Own Grandson
Original Air Date: 04/19/2011
Oprah interviews a 61-year-old woman, a retired mother of three, who gave birth to her own grandson after her daughter wasn’t able to get pregnant. Then, Oprah interviews NFL quarterback Charles Tillman about his daughter clinging to life at just three-months-old, and the angel family who saved her life through a heart transplant.
Exclusive: The 16-Year-Old Boy Who Killed His Molester
Original Airdate: 10/18/2010
The Kovarbasich family opens up about the details surrounding the murder of Duane Hurley, who Daniel Kovarbasich murdered after Hurley molested him. Rebecca Nesler joins Oprah to talk about her family's struggle to survive after her mother, Ellie Nesler, murdered the man who had been abusing her son.
American War Heroes: Why Are These Women Now Homeless?
Original Airdate: 10/15/2010
Oprah talks to women who fought for our country and upon returning home, ended up homeless sleeping in cars, shelters and on the street. These American heroes are lifting the veil on this unexamined tragedy. Oprah also speaks to military moms who have lost custody of their children while, or as a result of, serving overseas.
Are You Normal? Take The Test!
Original Airdate: 10/13/2010
Have you ever wondered if the things you do in private are normal, like cleaning the house naked or leaving voicemails for your dog? Oprah sits down with Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Phil McGraw to help audience members determine if the things they do in private are normal.
The 30 Year Old Virgin
Original Airdate: 10/08/2010
Oprah sits down with two women Shayla and Carla. One is terrified of relationships, the other is uncomfortable in her own skin. Both are grown women in their 30s who’ve never been in a serious relationship, never been in love, and have never had sex. Now they’re seeking help from sex therapist Dr. Laura Berman to uncover what’s really holding them back.
All the way from Australia born in 1982 and you have bought me up🙌🏼thank you, so grateful and forever in your debt.
I’ve been trying to access videos of Oprah shows for ages with no luck here in Australia. This is a fantastic way to get my fix. Please release more!
It’s great to hear these stories again but would have been better if Oprah trained an Oprah prodigy that she hand picked to go and follow up on where the guests are now.