Oprah Winfrey exhibit to open at National Museum of African American History and Culture
UPI News Service, 06/06/2018
The National Museum of African American History and Culture will host a temporary visit chronicling the life and career of talk show host Oprah Winfrey.
"Watching Oprah: The Oprah Winfrey Show and American Culture" will open on Friday and run through June 2019 and will feature original artifacts from the Chicago studio where "The Oprah Winfrey Show" was filmed as well as other items from Winfrey's personal collection and photos and video.
"Museum visitors will come to better understand how Winfrey and 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' both reflected and influenced changes in American society, especially in regards to issues of race, gender, and the mass media," the museum said.
The exhibit will be divided into three sections -- "America Shapes Oprah," "The Oprah Winfrey Show, " and "Oprah Shapes America" -- that respectively detail her early life and career, her time hosting "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and her life and career as a whole.
"The Oprah Winfrey Show" spanned 25 seasons from Sept. 8, 1986, to May 25, 2011, and averaged between 10 million and 20 million viewers a day.
It was nominated for dozens of awards, including 47 Daytime Emmy Awards and 12 NAACP Image Awards, and remains one of the highest-rated daytime talk shows in American television history.
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