I don't mean to imply they were the only people working on this... obviously people had been working on civil rights issues for ages....but the pace of change was just glacial. The Freedom Ride(s) really helped to speed things up and open (white) people's eyes. Mine among them... a college friend of mine went, and I had NO idea what she was doing or why before she left. Not that I disagreed, I just was like, huh? What?
OK, off my soap box and back to Oprah....so has she finished with the reruns now and into new shows? I saw the soap opera one being advertised and remembered that even though I don't watch her all that often I'd seen that one a number of years ago.