Rustin Meyer Assignment 6.docx - Daniel Washington Rustin Meyer PSYC 2220 Assignment 6 Leadership Opera Winfrey is a prominent leader and a significant

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Daniel Washington 4/25/2016 Rustin Meyer PSYC 2220 Assignment 6: Leadership Opera Winfrey is a prominent leader and a significant figure who rose to fame and fortune through her first career as a television hostess during the 1970s. The first major television station that she hosted in 1976 was called “People Are Talking”, and she continued to host the show for eight years until she was discovered and recruited by the Chicago TV station. Within several months, Opera Winfrey successfully won over 100, 000 views and her success ultimately led her to become a nationwide figure, which then helped her land a role Steven Spielberg's 1985 film The Color Purple. After winning an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actress, Opera Winfrey launched her own television show in 1986 called the Opera Winfrey Show, which was a major success for her career wise and financial wise. Once she gained ownership of the program from ABC, she was able to accumulate more revenue, especially since her program was of high value in the television industry. What ultimately makes Opera Winfrey so momentous is her versatility and her willingness to explore additional career outlets that would help her achieve her visions. Not only is she a television hostess, but she is also an actress, philanthropist, publisher, and producer. Her most notable work is her philanthropy work, in which she raised
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