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Oprah Winfrey is my topic tonight on Blogtalkradio.  The aim of The African American Biography Series of 2013 is to document Black History on internet radio.  Ms. Oprah Winfrey is a phenomenal part of Black History in America and Black History around the world.  She is an American media proprietor, a talk show host, a radio show host, a magazine mogul, an actress, a writer, a producer, a philanthropist and owner of her OWN television network.  With all of that going for her, Oprah Winfrey is still humble about being the most influential woman in the world.  Just like most African Americans, Oprah Winfrey was born into poverty.  Her single teenage mother birthed her in Mississippi and later raised her in an inner-city Milwaukee neighborhood.  Oprah says she experienced considerable hardship during her childhood, saying she was raped at age nine and became pregnant at age 14.  She was later sent to live in Tennessee with her father who was supportive of her and emphasized the importance of education.  In Tennessee, Oprah landed a job in radio while still in High School and also began co-anchoring the local evening news at the age of 19.  Her emotional ad-lib delivery eventually got her transferred to the daytime-talk-show arena and after boosting a third-rated local Chicago talk show to first place, she launched her own production company and became internationally syndicated.  Now, after 40 years in the business, Oprah owns her OWN Television Network.  She is a self made billionaire and is still going strong.  We love and appreciate Oprah Winfrey for all that she has done.  She is a shining example of what any woman can do.  You are listening to Blogtalkradio.  I'm Laura Gall and the name of my show is "You Talk Too Much".  My call in number is 1-714-242-5273.  This is Black History on internet radio.  Thank you for listening.