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The Oprah Winfrey Show is the longest-running daytime television talk show in the United States, and is hosted, produced and owned by Oprah Winfrey. The show was local in the Chicago area until it debuted nationally in 1986.

It runs the gamut from gossip to entertainment to health, frequently turning to personal revelations on the part of the host. One feature of the show, Oprah's Book Club made bestsellers of a number of novels and other works, including books by such writers as Isabel Allende, Joyce Carol Oates, and Toni Morrison. For several years the show featured segments hosted by Dr. Philip McGraw.

Oprah After the Show is another television show that acts as an extended version of the Oprah talk show. This show has no script. It allows Oprah more time with guests and covering important issues seen on her talk show. This show can be viewed on the Oxygen Network.

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