Oprah Winfrey's Latest Landmark Interviews
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

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As the multimedia pioneer and TV icon celebrates her 59th birthday today, many remember the landmark moments of her career. Most recently, she sat down with cyclist Lance Armstrong, who admitted to using performance enhancing drugs. That interview had a reported 28 million viewers, and is expected to help boost OWN’s ratings in the coming quarter. Winfrey has sat down with the who’s who of politics, entertainment, and media, and is undeniably a hero in her own right, having been a philanthropist, film and TV producer, and major cultural and business influencer. Take a look at landmark moments from her career, as she continues many more years of expanding her empire:

Gabby’s Golden Glory

Winfrey sat down with Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas in August 2012 to talk her journey into gymnastics, racism and bullying she encountered and how her mother and second family played a role in pushing her toward success.

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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.

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