Oprah Reunites with Her 4th Grade Teacher

Aired on 02/01/1989 | CC tv-pg
In 1989, Oprah reunited onstage with her all-time favorite teacher—Mrs. Duncan, who was Oprah's fourth grade teacher at Wharton Elementary in Nashville. During the episode, Oprah recalled the impact Mrs. Duncan had on her: "I ran home the first day of the fourth grade to tell my dad I had the best teacher anybody could ever have. Her name was Mrs. Duncan," Oprah said. "I wanted to be a fourth grade teacher because of Mrs. Duncan." Here, watch their sweet and emotional reunion.