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.
Christina Applegate: Why She Had a Double Mastectomy
From September 30, 2008: Actress Christina Applegate opens up about her battle with cancer and her radical decision to remove both breasts. Oncologist, Dr. Philomena McAndrew, explains the breast cancer gene and provides treatment recommendations. Nancy Brinker, founder of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, talks about how the conversation around breast cancer has changed since her sister died. Other breast cancer survivors share their stories.
Dad Kills Twins - The Truth About Depression
From November 14, 2006: Oprah talks with David Crespi, the suburban banker who murdered his twin daughters during a psychotic episode. She also sits with his wife Kim Crespi & Forensic psychiatrist Dr. Michael Welner to better understand depression and mental illness. We learn that what may start as a thought can lead to great devastation if ignored.
The Dr. Oz Diet
From November 2, 2006: Cardiothoracic surgeon, author and TV host Dr. Mehmet Oz and anesthesiologist, internist and author Dr. Michael Roizen discuss their #1 New York Times Bestseller, You: On A Diet. They share the four steps to losing weight, the emergency foods to always have on hand and the only four exercises you will ever need to do again. Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen also explain why you should focus on your waist size instead of your weight.
Exclusive: The Little Girl Forced to Live in a Cage
From February 22, 2011: At age seven, Chelsea Vosters was rescued from living in a dog cage in a dark and cold basement. Thirteen years later, Chelsea shares her memories of being in the cage, recalls the day she was rescued and returns to her childhood home. She also opens up about life after the rescue, the relationship with her family and raising her own son.
Oprah’s Most Memorable Guests: The Greatest Lessons On the Oprah Show
From May 13, 2011: Oprah looks back at some of her most memorable episodes and guests over 25 seasons of The Oprah Winfrey Show. Oprah shares the lessons she learned, several guests return with updates on their lives and viewers share how the show impacted their lives.
An Actress, Supermodel and Country Star Pull Back the Veil on Depression
From May 24, 2007: Oprah talks to people in the public eye who are dealing with the effects of depression. Actress and author of On the Couch, Lorraine Bracco shares what she called “a vortex of pain,” and her daughters talk about how they were affected. Country singer, Gary Allan opens up about his wife’s depression and ultimate suicide. Plus-size model, Emme Aronson and her husband Phil recount his battle with depression and the treatment that helped him out of it. Psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and columnist Dr. Gail Saltz explains why depression is an illness and the possible benefits of psychotherapy.