Week 3 Angela Carley

Oprah Winfrey has got to be one of the most influential people of this century. Her contributions to society are immeasurable. She has changed television and the way we interact with it. She has been an outstanding role model for women across America and continues to be a champion for truth and justice.
She revolutionized the talk show industry from trashy tabloid to forums on self help, spirituality and literature. She brought to light the marginalization of women in the media and did more for women’s self respect in this country than had been seen in a long time. She broke a lot of taboos and got people talking. Some accredit her show to opening the doors for the LGBT community into the mainstream.
Vanity Fair once wrote: ““Oprah Winfrey arguably has more influence on the culture than any university president, politician, or religious leader, except perhaps the Pope’
Born January 29, 1954, She came from terribly poor beginnings, and now has a net worth of close to 3 billion dollars Self made Media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer and philanthropist .She has been dubbed “Queen of All Media’ and ranks as the richest African-American of the 20th century. Some say, the most influential woman in the world.
Oprah Winfrey deserves a place here at the Smithsonian as one who has had a great hand in shaping the media and culture we share today.