One Incredible Journey: The Ultimate Oprah and Gayle Conversation
Oprah and Gayle King sit down to talk about what, for Oprah, is the biggest change in 25 years: the end of The Oprah Winfrey Show.
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Creative mastermind Julie Taymor tells Oprah about the immense challenge and unparalleled thrill of bringing her wildest dreams to Broadway.
The director, playwright and actor sits down with Oprah to talk about his journey from struggling artist to superstar.
The Ultimate O Interview
10 O readers—women of all ages, from all over the country—ask Oprah the tough questions (and a few fun ones, too).
Thich Nhat Hanh
The revered Buddhist monk reflects on the beauty of the present moment, being grateful for every breath, and the freedom and happiness to be found in a simple cup of tea.
Ellen DeGeneres tells Oprah about her balanced life, her loving wife and how she intends to take her new job as an American Idol judge very seriously.
Jay-Z charts his escape from the hard-knock life, describes the reunion that healed the wounds of his childhood—and even reveals the standing Sunday date he has with what's her name.
Despite an excruciatingly public blow to her marriage and a terminal cancer diagnosis, Elizabeth Edwards leaves no doubt in this warm, intimate, and startlingly honest discussion that she is standing tall.
In her first in-depth interview since moving into the White House, the First Lady tells Oprah about life in her new home.
Oprah has a few laughs with 30 Rock's Emmy-winning, politician-lampooning funny lady.
Oprah talks with Daniel Pink about his groundbreaking book, A Whole New Mind, and explores how right-brain thinkers are wired for 21st-century success.
After 30 years of friendship, Oprah asks the First Lady of California a question she's never asked her before.
The amazingly resilient actress talks to Oprah about growing up in the shadow of violence, using anger as a survival tool, and how, at 61, she's finally found a measure of peace.
The first American woman to become a fully ordained Buddhist nun in the Tibetan tradition and author of When Things Fall Apart, talks to Oprah about learning from pain and what it means to be a Buddhist.
The two-time Academy Award winner and one-time Sexiest Man Alive opens up about his close-call adolescence, his close-knit family, and what makes him jump out of bed at 3 a.m.
One of the most extraordinary men—visionary, knight, and founder of Virgin Airlines—opens up about the company he started (at 16!), his new dream to fly to the moon, and his remarkable plans to change the world.
He redefined TV comedy, and now an American icon opens up about his stingingly funny film, Bee Movie, his kids, his cars, his wife, and his top three rules for living well.
The star of The Color Purple proves that the American Dream is alive and well.
"How could she not have known?" Gayle King talks to Dina Matos McGreevey and poses the question we've all been dying to ask.
What's the worst thing that could happen to a mother? It happened to Christine McFadden the day her ex-husband killed her children. Now, she tells Oprah how she's learning to live again.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
The ardent environmentalist opens up about family, politics, and the state of our planet.
The creator of Grey's Anatomy on color-blind casting, flawed characters, her post-9/11 adoption, and why the perfect husband would live next door.
Sean "P. Diddy" Combs
The multitalented, bling-studded mogul opens up about his life—his murdered father, the women he's loved (from his fierce mother to J.Lo to the one who's The One)—and argues rap lyrics and the N word with Oprah.
The legendary singer/actress/director opens up about the moment she knew she had talent, her worries for today's world, and why her new tour is about "believing I am enough."
The White Oleander author discusses the nuts, bolts, and bolts of lightning of writing and how in our imaginations, we can be anyone.
Oprah and Gayle, Uncensored
The two friends sit down for a startlingly honest chat about friendship, those tabloid rumors, and what Oprah really thought at Gayle's wedding. Lisa Kogan listens in.
He's an X-Man, the Boy from Oz, and, in real life, a crazy-in-love husband and besotted dad. The incredibly talented Hugh Jackman talks about his Australian boyhood and the joy of living and acting in the moment.
Mary J. Blige
The diva who's gone from the baddest of bad girls to the best of good examples talks about drugs, alcohol, toxic friends, the lyrics she'd like to change, and the shock that turned her around.
What Meg found in India changed her perceptions forever. So did a baby-size bundle of sweetness named Charlotte True. Oprah talks to the actress about her unforgettable year.
The man who saved more than 1,200 lives and inspired the film Hotel Rwanda talks about his experiences during the Rwandan slaughter of 1994, survival, and resolving conflict with words.
The TV president explains how an Oscar-winning Mensa member can still be a doormat, how she came into her own, and why she married a man 15 years younger.
The brilliant Oscar-winning star of Ray in one of the most candid interviews you'll ever read about racism, fame, family, fathers, daughters, accomplishment and what really brings him pleasure.
The Academy Award-winning actress talks to Oprah about her big break, her ambitions and the road to stardom.
One of the most intrepid and admired women in all of news broadcasting opens up about what it's like covering a war, and why she believes a thriving society must have a thriving press.
The six-time winner of cycling's grueling Tour de France discusses the hills and valleys of a remarkable life.
The man who never met a politician he couldn't laugh at riffs on the comedians he admires, the infamous Crossfire incident, and how a blind date changed his life.
Oprah talks to Tina about surviving Ike Turner's brutal physical abuse (and the night she got away), younger men, growing older, plastic surgery, and why all the best is yet to come.
One of America's finest, grittiest actors lets down his legendary guard to talk about acting, patriotism, his short-lived marriage to Madonna, his bad-boy reputation, and why he remains optimistic about our nation's future.
The then Illinois state senator took a rare break from his 16-hour workday to tell Oprah about his multicultural upbringing, political plans and priorities, and loving family.
The broadcasting legend who can coax a fascinating answer out of a rock opens up about her life, her passions, her peaks, her regrets—and, yes, she makes Oprah cry.
The classically trained five-time Grammy-winning sensation opens up heart and soul about her leap from Hell's Kitchen to superstardom.
The 42nd president opens up about his extraordinary journey to the White House, his controversial second term, and his current-day dreams for himself, America, and the world.
The brilliantly hilarious, family-centric comedian riffs about everything from Saturday Night Live to shampooing his daughters' hair to his charming children's book.
Since the age of 12, he has been the sunshine of our musical lives. Now the 22-time Grammy winner talks about the music of his mind, fatherhood, and his first album in ten years.
Oprah talks to the legendary front man of U2, husband of 22 years, and father of four, who's singing his heart out to shine light on a crisis devastating a continent.
Sarah Jessica Parker
The force behind Sex and the City opens up about motherhood, a complex marriage, money worries, turning 40 and her dreams of someday running a grocery store!
The queen of personal transformation talks to Oprah about motherhood, marriage, and music. It may sound tame but you better believe she still has the power to shock!
The Academy Award winning actress opens up about fame, fickleness, embarrassing fashion moments, her Oscar, her husband, and why she's in the harbor of her life.
Mariane Pearl opens up about her sweet, unconventional love affair with Danny Pearl, the beauty of her husband's spirit, and the challenge to be hopeful no matter what.
The actress, director, and producer opens up about coming to Hollywood, defying expectations, and the creativity that comes from owning your own power.
The Grammy-winning artist opens up about her Texas childhood, her famous father and influential mother, money and overexposure, and what she'll do for a second act.
Oprah goes inside the very organized mind and house of this mother of nine to find out how she keeps her sanity—to say nothing of her shape.
Venus and Serena Williams
The sisters who've put a spin on the buttoned-up game of tennis talk about passion, fashion, and their ferocious bond.
A truly stand-up guy of late-night television talks about his work life and his married life (with the Nobel Peace Prize-nominated Mavis Leno).
Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman and Julianne Moore
Three extraordinary actresses get together for a revelatory conversation about making movies, children, getting older, their raging insecurity, and their transcendent film, The Hours.
The visionary American dream-maker who's turned a look (and a necktie) into a $10 billion empire talks about the fabric of his amazing life.
A one-on-one conversation with the guy who invented smart talk in the afternoon and brought startling new ideas into the living rooms and laundry rooms of American women.
Brandy and Sonja Norwood
The singer-actress, along with her mother, talks about how two determined women recaptured a life that was spinning out of control.
The funnyman opens up about transcending race, why comedy is his calling and the powerful life principle that sustains him during his most difficult moments.
The Central Park Jogger
For the first time, the jogger left for dead in New York's Central Park breaks her silence, telling us what she remembers, what she wants, and what amazes her.
Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan
The actor and his wife on sickness and health, love and marriage, and their no-spin family ties.
The former Secretary of State talks about her downtime (piano, football, shopping), her uptime (faith, unity, power), and why the terrorists have already lost.
The now legendary former New York City mayor talks about September 11, his call to courage and his own inspirational calm after the storm.
Days after September 11th, 2001, Oprah talked to the former Secretary of State about how to heal after the horror that befell New York City and Washington D.C.
The Tony award-winning director, artist and roar behind The Lion King pounces on the subject of creativity: its spark, risk, and heart-stopping power.
The consummate composer, arranger, and entertainment producer discusses life, love and what could possibly be next for the man who's done it all!
The quintessential uncommon common man talks about important work, fun work, and the three words that work magic in his onscreen roles.
The Dalai Lama
The spiritual leader tells Oprah why material things can't satisfy the soul, why compassion can, and the startlingly simple secret to having no regrets.
The Greatest, on fear, fame, Parkinson's, the power of prayer, his ringing legacy, and his knockout plans for the future.
The former First Lady talks about life in the limelight, changing the face of our schools, and her marriage to George W. Bush.
The Nobel Prize winner talks about South African apartheid, demanding respect, finding love, and what he's learned about the art of peace.
Oprah goes heart to heart with the singer-actress and discovers that beneath that over-the-top presence is a down-to-earth homebody, crusader, wise woman, and funny girl.
The woman Oprah calls mentor-mother-sister-friend offers wise words about the roots of confidence, the trouble with modesty and how to do the impossible.
The Nobel Peace Prize-winning author talks to Oprah about his masterpiece, Night, a memoir about surviving the Holocaust.
The legendary actor opens up about what five decades in Hollywood have taught him, and why his biggest challenge has been to be his own person.
For the first time after her split with Ted Turner, the actress opens up about what she fears most—and the life-changing promise she has made.
July / August 2000
Bill Cosby's fascinating wife reveals what helped her heal after their son Ennis's tragic murder and how she emerged from her darkest year to find joy.
May / June 2000