Watch Oprah’s Original 1983 Audition Tape
Video flashback... Oprah'’s original audition tape. Oprah WInfrey’s original audition tape has been found.
It was 1983. After hearing that a Chicago-based morning show needed a new host, Oprah stayed up all night with an editor and put together an audition tape.
Oprah got the gig and within a few months AM Chicago became the highest rating talk show in Chicago.
In 1986 it was renamed "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and was broadcast nationally, again shooting to the top of the ratings.
The show ran for 25 years, wrapping up in 2011.
Here's Oprah telling the story of the audition and footage from that tape...