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25 Highest-Rated Oprah Show Episodes
Take a look back at the all-time highest rated episodes of The Oprah Winfrey Show.
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#19: Rodney King Verdict: Anger and Aftermath (May 5, 1992)
In 1991, Rodney King, a black man from Los Angeles, was pulled over by police after a high-speed chase. An amateur video that was seen around the world showed LAPD officers hitting King more than 50 times with a baton and kicking him six times before handcuffing and arresting him. After a trial on police brutality charges ended with a not-guilty verdict for the officers, some black residents of L.A. rioted and looted.
Published on April 29, 2011