Note: If you are about to see Oprah at an upcoming event, this blog post might be a spoiler. When Oprah first debuted as host of "AM Chicago" on WLS-TV, it was January 2nd 1984, and I was just over 16 months old. In another year, my baby sister would be born. As I look back, I see that Oprah’s public career paralleled my own life.
It seemed like The Oprah Winfrey Show was a constant feature on television at 4pm in our household growing up. In those days, mom would turn