Pop Minute

Home    Photos    Videos    What's on TV Tonight

Oprah Winfrey Shares Original 1983 Audition Tape Explaining First Name

Thirty one after the host filmed it, Oprah has shared a glimpse of the 1983 audition tape that helped the media mogul nab the hosting duties at 'A.M. Chicago'.

In the audition tape that was compiled overnight, a young Oprah begins by explaining the origin of her unusual name.

"Originally, I was named from the Bible by Aunt Ida, who named me from Ruth, the first chapter at the fourteenth verse, Orpah, but no one knew how to spell in my home, and that's why I ended up being Oprah," Winfrey explains.

She got the job with 'A.M. Chicago' and two years later, the program was renamed 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' and picked up nationally -- which she hosted for 25 seasons, taping over 4,500 episodes through 2011.

May 8, 2014 |

Related Posts
  Oprah Weighs In After NY Post Calls Her Democrats 'Best Hope' In 2020
  Oprah Winfrey: If I'd Married Stedman Graham, We Wouldn't Be Together
  Oprah Winfrey on Vacation with Obamas: 'What Happens On The Boat, Stays On The Boat'
  Oprah Winfrey Rethinking Running for President After Donald Trump's Win
  Oprah Winfrey Helps Stephen Colbert Make Anything Sound Exciting
  Oprah Winfrey: I Didn't Think I Was Qualified For Office Until Donald Trump
  Oprah Winfrey Makes $45M In One Day By Revealing Weight Watchers Investment
  OWN Scraps Plans For Reality Series About Father of 34 Kids With 17 Women
  Jimmy Kimmel Asks Common About Leaving Oprah Hanging At The Oscars




© Copyright & Privacy Policy Pop Minute. All rights reserved. | Feedback



 
'Simpsons' Predicted Disney Would Buy Fox Two Decades Ago
Dustin Hoffman Accused Of Assaulting Two Women and Exposing Himself To A Minor
Mark Hamill Recalls 'Making Out' Like Teens with Carrie Fisher On 'Star Wars'
Kevin Hart Makes 'Tonight Show' Entrance with Radio City Rockettes
Adam Driver and Stephen Colbert Act Out A 'Star Wars' Scene Using Dolls
Hugh Jackman Gives John Cena Dancing Tips and He Teaches Jackman Trash Talking
Colbert & Kimmel On FCC's 'Despicable' Decision To Repeal Net Neutrality
John Stamos To Be A Father At 54: 'I've Been Practicing for a Long Time'
Salma Hayek Details Abuse By Weinstein, Reveals He Demanded Her Nude Scene

Latest Photos (bikini babes)

   

Bella Thorne | Ximena Cordoba | Kristina Peric | Melissa Satta