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Objects of the Week Archive

Object of the Week for July 23

Oprah Winfrey’s Talk Show Couch

The Oprah Winfrey Show was the highest-rated talk show in history, running for 25 seasons from 1986-2011. By centering the experiences of women on daytime TV, Winfrey helped start national conversations about gender roles, racism, and sexuality.

Watching Oprah: The Oprah Winfrey Show and American Culture