Oprah Winfrey Discusses Her Time On Her Talk Show: ‘It Was My Greatest Therapy’

In a new interview with People’s editorial director, Jess Cagle, Oprah Winfrey opens up about just how impactful her time as the host of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” was for her.

For 25 seasons, Oprah helped guests with their life struggles and problems on her talk show. In turn, Oprah also got some therapy.

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Currently promoting her upcoming HBO movie, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”, Oprah looks back at how much the show helped her in turn.


“I had never gone to a therapist, ever,” she admits. “But I had so many therapists sitting in the chair across from me that I just sort of took it in.”

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Oprah says that the lessons she learned were the greatest teaching experience she could have ever asked for. “It was the greatest classroom and it was my greatest therapy,” she said.

For the host and actress, it helped her become a better person. “I came out of it a better human being having listened to everybody’s stories and like, ‘I don’t want to go down that road. I saw what happened to that lady. I heard what he said'” she said.

“The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” airs April 22 on HBO.

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