22 May '11, 5pm

Oprah Honors ‘Favorite Guest’ With $1.5M School Donation

Oprah Honors ‘Favorite Guest’ With $1.5M School Donation

The final “Oprah Winfrey Show” before next week’s two-part farewell spectacular aired on Friday – and Oprah reserved the moment to reveal her most favorite guest (out of an alleged 30,000) in the 25-year run of the show. Surprisingly, it wasn’t some high-profile name, but instead an inspiring woman named Dr. Tererai Trent . Originally an impoverished cattle herder with an abusive husband and three children at the young age of 18, Trent decided to change her life and set a goal of earning a Bachelor’s degree, Masters, and finally a PhD in America. In 2009, she finally achieved her dream. Her story was chronicled in both The NY Times and a book called “Half the Sky”. Winfrey described Trent as a woman who “epitomizes everything I’ve been trying to say on this show for 25 years.” “It’s my favorite story ever because it speaks to the power of what the individual can do and it ...

Full article: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2011/05/22/oprah-honors-favorite-...

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