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Can you believe it’s been 30 years since “The Oprah Show” first made its TV debut and changed the landscape of talk shows forever?

This morning Oprah reminded us about the iconic anniversary, on Instagram, when she posted a photo with the caption, “30 years ago today. The premiere of The Oprah Winfrey Show. Amazing Grace. Glory days. Shoutout to Harponians everywhere!” In all her accomplishments, it all started with this talk show that revolutionized the genre and secured Oprah Winfrey as a legend.

Oprah Winfrey

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It’s impossible to go over every iconic moment in the show’s long-standing history, but we managed to compile a list of the Top 10 that kept tongues wagging, made jaws drop and are still memorable to this day. Take a look back at the Queen of Talk in all her glory!


10. “You Get A Car”


9. Tom Cruise Loses His Sh*t


8. KKK Skinheads


7. Iyanla Returns The Show


6. The Wagon Of Fat


5. Oprah Meets Her Long Lost Sister


4. Terry McMillan Confronts Her Gay Ex-Husband


3. Queen Of Talk Meets King Of Pop


2. Favorite Teacher Reunion


1. Oprah Tackles AIDS


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