Happy Birthday, Oprah!
Once AM Chicago became all her own as The Oprah Winfrey Show, the program was syndicated on 120 channels, and quickly became the highest-rated program of its kind in history. Oprah took her talk show to new heights, creating an environment that viewers had never seen before. By the mid 1990s, the show was known for its focus on self-improvement, emotion, and social issues, frequently bringing in celebrities to talk about issues that they had directly faced. For 25 seasons, The Oprah Winfrey Show was ranked as one of the most popular shows, with the series finale airing on May 25, 2011.