WJZ Remembers Oprah As She Starts New Chapter

Oprah Starts New Chapter
Oprah Starts New Chapter
Oprah Winfrey came to WJZ from Nashville in 1976 when she was 22.
Oprah Starts New Chapter
Oprah Starts New Chapter
Oprah Starts New Chapter
Oprah Starts New Chapter
Oprah Starts New Chapter
Oprah Starts New Chapter
Oprah Starts New Chapter
Oprah Starts New Chapter
She anchored the 6 p.m.with Jerry Turner, eventually the noon news and co-hosted “People are Talking” with Richard Sher.
Oprah Starts New Chapter
Oprah Starts New Chapter
Oprah Starts New Chapter
Oprah Starts New Chapter
Oprah Starts New Chapter
Oprah Starts New Chapter
Oprah Starts New Chapter
Oprah Starts New Chapter
“How terrible. I got a hair in mine. I put one of my hairs in it. I’m sorry, go ahead,” said Winfrey during a recorded cooking demonstration.
Oprah Starts New Chapter
Oprah Starts New Chapter
Oprah Starts New Chapter
Oprah Starts New Chapter
Oprah Starts New Chapter
Oprah Starts New Chapter
Oprah Starts New Chapter
Oprah Starts New Chapter
Oprah Starts New Chapter
Oprah Starts New Chapter
Oprah Starts New Chapter
Oprah Starts New Chapter
When Oprah left WJZ in 1983, many familiar faces sent her off to Chicago with warm wishes.
Oprah Starts New Chapter
Oprah Starts New Chapter
When Oprah left WJZ in 1983, many familiar faces sent her off to Chicago with warm wishes.
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Oprah Through The Years
Oprah Winfrey poses on April 17, 2001, at a 1st anniversary party for “O” Magazine (which she owns) in New York City.
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Oprah Through The Years
Winfrey, the chairman of HARPO Entertainment Group, speaks at Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management’s 2001 commencement ceremonies on June 16, 2001, in Evanston, Ill.
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Oprah Through The Years
Oprah Winfrey arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of the film “Beloved” with her partner Steadman Graham at Mann’s Theater on Oct. 12, 1998, in Los Angeles. Winfrey starred in the film adapted from Toni Morrison’s book.
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Oprah Through The Years
Oprah Winfrey greets former archbishop Desmond Tutu on Dec. 18, 2000.
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Oprah Through The Years
10/20/97 Hollywood, CA. Oprah Winfrey at the premiere of "Before Women Had Wings."
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Oprah Through The Years
Danny Glover and Oprah Winfrey are seen in character in the movie “Beloved” which came out in 1998.
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Oprah Through The Years
Oprah Winfrey sits between late-night rivals Jay Leno and David Letterman during a TV ad for “Late Show With David Letterman” that aired during the Super Bowl on Feb. 7, 2010.
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Oprah Through The Years
Winfrey, who was once a victim of child abuse, holds one of the pens used by Then-President Bill Clinton, 2nd left, after ceremonies at the White House, on Dec. 20, 1993, to sign the Child Protection Act.
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Oprah Through The Years
Oprah Winfrey and bosom buddy Gayle King attend the Vera Wang Spring/Summer 2003 Collection at the New York Public Library for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on Sept. 20, 2002, in New York City.
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Oprah Through The Years
Oprah Winfrey views the body of Coretta Scott King at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church during a public viewing on Feb. 6, 2006, in Atlanta, Ga.
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Oprah Through The Years
Oprah smiles at former South African President Nelson Mandela as he performs the Madiba jive dance on Dec. 11, 2002, at a ceremony where the media maven handed out Christmas gifts to underprivileged school children in the rural town of Harding.
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Oprah Through The Years
Oprah Winfrey arrives at the Oxygen Media 2nd Anniversary Party on April 4, 2002, in New York City. Winfrey co-owns the Oxygen network.
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Oprah Through The Years
Executive producers Tyler Perry, Oprah Winfrey, actress Gabourey ‘Gabby’ Sidibe and singer Mary J. Blige appear onstage at the “Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire” screening introduction during the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival.
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Oprah Through The Years
Oprah Winfrey opens a multi-million dollar school for poor South African girls she has funded, on Jan. 2, 2007, in Johannesburg, N.H.
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Oprah Through The Years
Winner of the “Bob Hope Humanitarian Award,” Oprah Winfrey at the 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles in 2002.
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Oprah Through The Years
Brooke Shields, Oprah Winfrey and Julia Stiles perform at V day, a gala benefit of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues, at Madison Square Garden, in New York City on Feb. 10, 2001.
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Oprah Through The Years
Co-hosts Oprah Winfrey and Bill Cosby joke with each other during the opening of the 2000 Essence Awards on April 14, 2000, at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
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Oprah Through The Years
Oprah speaks with Michelle Obama prior to a campaign event for Obama’s husband Sen. Barack Obama on Dec. 9, 2007 in Manchester.
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Oprah Through The Years
Merchandise is displayed in the front window of The Oprah Store, the first free-standing retail store for Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo, Inc. on Feb. 8, 2008, in Chicago, Ill.
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Oprah Through The Years
Then-Republican presidential nominee Texas Gov. George W. Bush gives a kiss to Oprah Winfrey after appearing on her show on Sept. 19, 2000 in Chicago, Ill.
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Oprah Through The Years
Oprah Winfrey and actor LaChanze at the curtain call for “The Color Purple” at the Broadway Theater on Dec. 1, 2005, in New York City.
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Oprah Through The Years
Then-Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore compares shoes as he talks with talk show host Oprah Winfrey on Sept. 11, 2000, in Chicago, Ill.
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Oprah Through The Years
Then-first lady Hillary Clinton stands with Oprah Winfrey during an appearance on Winfrey’s television show on May 16, 1995.
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Oprah Starts New Chapter
Oprah Starts New Chapter
A few years ago, Oprah Winfrey returned to WJZ. She handed out hugs and took a walk down memory lane with Richard Sher.
Oprah Starts New Chapter
Oprah Starts New Chapter
A few years ago, Oprah Winfrey returned to WJZ. “I have so many friends here. This is like being home,” she said.
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Oprah Starts New Chapter
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 06: Atmosphere at OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network's 2011 TCA Winter Press Tour Cocktail Party at the Horseshoe Gardens at the Langham Hotel on January 6, 2011 in Pasadena, California.
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Oprah Starts New Chapter
Oprah arrives at OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network's 2011 TCA Winter Press Tour Cocktail Party at the Langham Hotel on January 6, 2011 in Pasadena, California.
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Oprah Through The Years
Oprah Winfrey and Rev. Jesse Jackson react after projections showed that then-Sen. Barack Obama would be elected to serve as the next president of the United States of America during an election night gathering in Grant Park on Nov. 4, 2008, in Chicago.
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Oprah Starts New Chapter
US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama chat with talk show host Oprah Winfrey during a taping of the Oprah Winfrey show April 27, 2011 at Harpo Studios in Chicago. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN
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Oprah Through The Years
Oprah Winfrey greets her fans during the filming of 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' at the Sydney Opera House on December 14, 2010. Winfrey, age 56, named herself as Australia's new ambassador to the world, saying her visit Down Under would reap huge rewards for Australia's image and its tourism coffers.
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Oprah Starts New Chapter
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 06: Oprah Winfrey speaks during the OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network portion of the 2011 Winter TCA press tour held at the Langham Hotel on January 6, 2011 in Pasadena, California.
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