The Oprah Winfrey Show, often referred to simply as Oprah, is an American syndicated tabloid talk show that aired nationally for 25 seasons from September 8, 1986 to May 25, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.
A tabloid talk show is a subgenre of the talk show genre which emphasizes controversial and sensationalistic topical subject matter.
Oprah Gail Winfrey is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist.
Chicago is the third-most populous city in the United States.
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Produced and hosted by its namesake, Oprah Winfrey, it remains the highest-rated talk show in American television history.
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The show has been highly influential, and many of its topics have penetrated into the American pop-cultural consciousness.
Winfrey has used the show as an educational platform, featuring book clubs, interviews, self-improvement segments, and philanthropic forays into world events.
The show does not attempt to profit off the products it endorses; it has had no licensing agreement with retailers when products were promoted, nor has the show made any money from endorsing books for its book club.
Oprah is one of the longest-running daytime television tabloid talk shows in history.
Daytime television is a television genre which features television programming traditionally produced and scheduled to air between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m..
The show received 47 Daytime Emmy Awards before Winfrey chose to stop submitting it for consideration in 2000.
The Daytime Emmy Award is an American accolade bestowed by the New York–based National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in recognition of excellence in American daytime television programming.
In 2002, TV Guide ranked it at #49 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time.
TV Guide is a bi-weekly American magazine that provides television program listings information as well as television-related news, celebrity interviews and gossip, film reviews, crossword puzzles and in some issues, horoscopes.
TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time is TV Guide's list of the 50 most entertaining or influential television series in American pop culture.
In 2013, they ranked it as the 19th greatest TV show of all time.