PHOTOS: Oprah Winfrey's 25 Most Memorable Moments

As the daytime TV queen's talk show comes to an end after 25 seasons, relive her most talked-about moments (26 Photos)

Donna Kaufman on May 23, 2011 at 12:53AM

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PHOTOS: Oprah Winfrey's 25 Most Memorable Moments

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"I'm Oprah Winfrey" (1986)

"I'm Oprah Winfrey, and welcome to the very first national Oprah Winfrey Show!" That's how a breathless, big-haired Oprah introduced her landmark show on Sept. 8, 1986. The day's topic? "Marrying the Right Person." The audience was tiny -- only 26 people -- but a then-unknown Oprah recruited them herself, going out on the street and saying, "Come in! It's air-conditioned." Little did that audience know that in just a few years, Oprah would be a household name -- and they were there to see history in the making!

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