Oprah Winfrey Term Paper

Oprah Winfrey
A discussion on the roots and success of mega-star talk-show host Oprah Winfrey.
# 64727 | 1,400 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on Apr 04, 2006 in Communication (Television) , Women Studies (General)

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This paper looks at Oprah Winfrey, a mega-star in America at the end of the 20th century and beginning of the 21st century, who is so well known and familiar to the public that everyone refers to her on a first name basis whether they know her or not. It examines Oprah Winfrey and her rise to super stardom and also comments on her unique kind of stardom which is more than superficially matched with philanthropy and wanting to help others and change the world.

From the Paper:

"Oprah Winfrey was not born into riches or stardom, but instead suffered through a childhood of rural and ghetto poverty. This type of upbringing may be one of the reasons that she is so committed to social causes and to fighting poverty and helping people out as a mega-star. But it is also something unique to Oprah's character that
makes her remember the lessons learned in a youth of poverty, because going back and trying to help people you know are suffering is not done by all people once they make a lot of money. Many hip hop stars for example say that they are still all about ghetto poverty when they are driving around in hundred thousand dollar cars, rapping about how much money they make and how many possessions they own, and in fact if they went back to the ghetto they are so proud of they would have to bring fifty bodyguards."

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