The Oprah Winfrey Show: The Podcast
Oprah is opening the vault of The Oprah Winfrey Show Podcast. Featuring 25 years of hand-picked legendary interviews, a-ha moments, ugly cries and unforgettable surprises. A lot has changed since she ended the show, but many of our personal struggles have stayed the same. All still looking to connect, to be seen and to know that we are not alone. We are also looking for some joy, some laughs, and some much-needed inspiration.
As we head into this new decade, what better time to look back and reflect, to take stock of how we have grown and to be reminded that we are all in this together. The Oprah Winfrey Show aired from September 8th, 1986 to May 25, 2011, with 4,561 episodes. The show remains the highest-rated daytime talk show in American television history, averaging between 10 to 20 million viewers a day.
From June 17, 1993: Oprah speaks with Cynthia and David Dowaliby who were both put on trial for the murder of their 7-year-old daughter Jaclyn Dowaliby. The couple claimed that she was taken by an intruder. Cynthia was acquitted and David was found guilty and sentenced to 45 years in jail. A year after David’s sentencing, his guilty verdict was overruled. Oprah interviews the couple to better understand this unsolved crime. We then hear from both Teri and Mark Lass, a couple who experienced the loss of their infant. Teri Lass was charged with first-degree murder after investigators collected substantial evidence tying her to the crime. However, Lee County jurors acquitted her after the criminal defense attorney raised reasonable doubt.