Gail was our local news anchor for years, in Hartford CT, and is accomplished in the same field as Oprah. They were friends in college while majoring in journalism. Of course she got that job because of her connection but is highly qualified at the same time.Originally Posted by FireStorm
I go hot and cold on Oprah. My biggest beef is her jawboning about how people are born to do something grand, God has a greater plan, etc. Not everyone is destined to make big changes in the world. Living our lives with integrity and compasion is enough. We all touch each other in many small ways and that is as admirable and giving 10 million to hurricane victims or becoming directly involved in causes.
I do know why she continues to mention the 10 mil, though. She gets a lot of mail saying 'put you money where your mouth is'. Some mail said, you tell us to take in a family and are you going to do that? You say to give to Katrina victims but what are you doing, other than grandstanding on TV, etc.
Queen Latifa was a recent guest on the show and was asked by ET what Oprah said to her in the green room. Queen laughed and replied something to the effect of, "OHHHH you do not see Oprah until you go out on stage, she is the star." I saw the show and after the applause died Oprah mentioned the fan fare. Queen said, "the audience is here to see you, not me!" And that is true. People probably get tickets and do not even know who is going to be on.