Oprah Winfrey is known across the world as being one of the best gift givers. Before becoming one of the wealthiest people in the world with her successful talk show, Oprah was a reporter. While attending Tennessee State University on a scholarship for Speech Communications and Performing Arts, Oprah was offered a position in Baltimore, Maryland, forcing her to decide between the job and graduating college. A few months before graduation she decided to take the job, but was shorty fired for being a bad reporter. She then moved on to become a morning talk show host for “People Are Talking”, where she discovered her true talents as a host. After seven years, Oprah decided to move on, sending her tapes to a talk show in Chicago, which immediately became “The Oprah Winfrey Show”. On September 8, 1986, the show first premiered nationally to an audience of mostly women, which soon grew to a wider array of people due to the controversial and intriguing topics she discussed. “The Oprah Winfrey Show” aired for 25 seasons, taking with it a collection of Daytime Emmy Awards and critical acclaim. Now, Oprah is seen acting and producing a number of TV and films including “A Wrinkle in Time”, “Greenleaf”, “Queen Sugar”, and the Academy Award winning film “Selma”.
Now that Oprah is no longer hosting her own show, she is the one being asked the questions while appearing as a guest for interviews. Rather than asking for her favorite books, both Andy Cohen and David Letterman have asked her about marijuana, “What do you think about smoking weed? Are you smoking?" She had a similar answer for both, “Actually, no. I haven't smoked weed in 30 years. Really.” The weed is certainly more potent than it was 30 years ago, which doesn’t appeal to Oprah, “I’d be kind of scared of that.”