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.
How to Connect with Your Children
From June 8, 2000: Oprah and a team of parenting experts teach frazzled moms and dads how to spend conscious, attentive time with their children. They discuss strategies for having great family conversations, explain what teenagers really want and give tips for divorced parents. The panel also discusses the importance of tradition, rituals and how to recognize what you want your kids to remember from their childhood. Plus, children share how they feel loved and when they know their parent is not listening.
How to Have More Time for Yourself
From May 10, 2000: Speaker and author Kathy Peel discusses her book, Be Your Best, and the importance of taking time for yourself. She also shares what she says is the essential question to ask yourself: “Do you see yourself as valuable?” Plus, Kathy identifies what she calls “time robbers,” offers ideas for personal restoration and explains how busy moms can find more time at home.
Money Saving Secrets
From April 28, 2000: Businessman and author, Robert Kiyosaki, discusses his New York Times Bestselling book, Rich Dad Poor Dad. He explains why he believes it’s important that we change the way we think about money. Robert details misconceptions of assets and liabilities, using debt to gain wealth and why we should pay ourselves before our bills. Other experts share money saving secrets and investment tips.
What’s Holding You Back?
From April 6, 2000: Psychologist Dr. Linda S. Austin— author of What’s Holding You Back?: Eight Critical Choices For Women's Success—discusses the psychological “glass ceiling” that some women face in their lives and careers. She shares the role that fear plays in holding people back and explains how to overcome it. Dr. Austin also coaches women through making critical choices, like taking risks and learning to deal with difficult people. Plus, Oprah talks to Olympian luger Bonny Warner, who shares her success and how she accomplished her life goals.
Have You Forgotten Your Friends?
From October 28, 1999: Oprah highlights the importance of friendship in our lives, and dedicates a show to reuniting women with best friends with whom they have lost touch. Friendship expert, sociologist and Friendshifts author Dr. Jan Yager gives reasons why friendships shift and shares advice on rekindling relationships. She also explains how to recognize if a friendship is worth salvaging and why it’s important to understand that the relationship may not be what it was before.
Making Peace with Your Family
From October 6, 1999: Teacher, speaker and author of Codes of Love Mark Bryan discusses how to deal with conflicts within the family. He also shares what he calls the “moment of truth” exercise, how to look at the past with a new perspective and coaches two families through the four steps to reconciliation: Remember, Reflect, Reframe, and Reconnect.