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Saturday, August 19th, 2017
30 Years Ago Today

Here's a promo for the next edition of The Oprah Winfrey Show on WLS Channel 7 to air on Friday (the 21st) at 9 AM. By this time, the program that had evolved from the local AM Chicago was now nationally syndicated, for a run that would last over two decades. Here, Oprah previews stories of people who endured every hardship imaginable from being lost at sea to being left to die in a foreign country - and lived to tell their tales to her.

Ending voiceover by Wayne Atkinson.

This aired on August 20, 1987.

WLS Channel 7 - The Oprah Winfrey Show - "Triumphs of the Human Spirit" (Promo, 1987)

Here's a promo for the next edition of The Oprah Winfrey Show on WLS Channel 7 to air on Friday (the 21st) at 9am. By this time, the program that had evolved from the local AM Chicago was now nationally syndicated, for a run that would last over two decades. Here, Oprah previews stories of people who endured every hardship imaginable from being lost at sea to being left to die in a foreign country - and lived to tell their tales to her.

Ending voiceover by Wayne Atkinson.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Thursday, August 20th 1987 during the 10pm to 10:30pm timeframe.

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Looking at Oprah's earrings, I now find it amazing that those of us with pierced ears didn't have our ears fall off our heads from wearing earrings like that.
Comment posted by OldTVNut on Friday, September 21st 2012 at 10:00am.

Wow. Oprah was exploiting people early in her career. :-D
Comment posted by Pete on Friday, October 26th 2012 at 11:45pm.

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