Oprah Winfrey’s 1983 Audition Tape That Led Her To The Heights Of Fame

Oprah Winfrey

In the 70s Oprah Winfrey was the co-host of a Baltimore morning show called “People Are Talking.” alongside co-host Richard Sher, Then Oprah heard there was a morning show in Chicago that needed a new host. To land that job Oprah stayed up all night with an editor working on her audition tape.

Oprah first shared the video with her viewers on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” in 2005 after her production team unearthed it, but the video has gone viral over the last few days.

Oprah landed the job and start hosting the morning talk show titled “AM Chicago.” In a matter of months, the half-hour program became Chicago’s highest-rated talk show. Soon, it was extended to a full hour, renamed “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and began broadcasting nationally and it continues for 25 years and the rest is history.