17 Headline-Making Moments on The Oprah Show
In 25 seasons, The Oprah Show has taken on some of the biggest stories of our time.
In 2000, Oprah interviewed "universal hero" Nelson Mandela
, the first black president of postapartheid South Africa. After spending 27 years in prison, he was freed, declared himself free of bitterness, and worked for reconciliation between the whites and blacks of his nation. "It is one of the greatest honors of my career to welcome Nelson Mandela," Oprah said.