Gayle King

All Oprah All The Time
December 13, 2007

How do we know that Obama got mileage out of Oprah? He's got a town hall this afternoon with Oprah's BFF, Gayle King . Future events include a press avail with her personal chef, Art Smith. The girls of her South African Leadership Academy will be in the spin room after this afternoon's debate. --Frank Foer

Thank You For Sharing
June 05, 2006

Now celebrating her twentieth year as the host of the world's most influential talk show, Oprah Winfrey is to television what Bach is to music, Giotto to painting, Joyce to literature. Time magazine hit the nail on the head when it recently voted her one of the world's handful of "leaders and revolutionaries." (Condoleezza Rice wrote Oprah's citation: "She has struggled with many of the challenges that we all face, and she has transformed her life. Her message is empowering: I did it, and so can you.") Like all seminal creative figures, her essential gift lies in her synthesizing power.