I have a 3,500-word interview/profile with Oprah Winfrey online at the Sun’s website. In the piece, Winfrey talks candidly about being "humiliated," "sexually harassed" and ultimately deciding that TV news was not for her during her years in Baltimore. The woman pictured here, Winfrey in her early twenties, is the one I write about in that story.
But the resonance for Winfrey between what she says she is feeling now as her landmark syndicated show ends and what she felt when she was leaving Baltimore 27 years ago, resulted in her generously sharing an important part of her epic journey with me in our interview. And since she is such a great storyteller, her words are compelling. Here’s the link, and I hope you will take a look. The pictures and videos would be worth it alone, I believe.
And I’m open to whatever that next chapter brings me for that reason: I’ve done this is well as I can do it.". Winfrey says, "Now I feel that way with ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show.’ Lots of people say it’s bittersweet. I say, ‘It’s all sweet, no bitter. And so, I know it’s time to go and do the next thing. I don’t know how to do it any differently or any better. All sweet, no bitter.’ And the reason is that I’ve done as well as I know how to do.