On this, the 30th anniversary of the first nationally broadcast episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show, let us take a moment to acknowledge one of the small touches that made the show such a success: Oprah’s marvelous wardrobe, which, especially in those early seasons, was the perfect blend of approachable and…
It seems impossible that there was a time before Oprah; Oprah seems an eternal and immutable fixture of the American media landscape. But in fact as of September it will have been thirty years since The Oprah Winfrey Show went nationally syndicated and launched itself and its host into the pop-cultural stratosphere.
In August 1990, as “U Can’t Touch This” approached absolute inescapability nationwide, MC Hammer stopped by The Oprah Winfrey Show to show off his moves and even demonstrate how to replicate them. As you can see from this clip, Oprah was slightly skeptical.