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Friday Flashback - Old School Oprah

By Karl Klockars in Miscellaneous on Nov 20, 2009 7:00PM

Dry your eyes, kiddies - the world will very likely continue to spin after Opes packs her bag and hustles over to the west coast. But while we're all in a collective state of mourning, let's turn to the internet to find us some shining examples of the Way Things Used To Be. Throughout Oprah's long and storied career, through the tabloid weight rollercoaster coverage and the choruses of "look at her hair!" photos throughout the years, we could always count on Ms. Winfrey to bring us the hard news, the soft news, the loopy medical advice, the celebrity softball interviews, and the occasional discussions of va-jay-jay painin'.

Now we take a look back at the joy and mirth she's delivered to us on a silver Oprah platter over the past couple decades. After the jump, a number of videos featuring Opes through the years, but rather than link to a video that's not a young Oprah, let's keep it local with Oprah and ABC-7's Joel Daly from 1984:

Oprah in Baltimore Hosting "People Are Talking"

Oprah with Mel Gibson in full late-80's Glory

Dolly Parton Visits Oprah:

Oprah Promotes a 1988 Show

Oprah Visits Letterman, 1990: