Here's a look at some of the career milestones and moments that helped lead to the formation of Oprah's very own channel.
A 19-year-old Oprah Winfrey gets hired as an anchor for Nashville, Tenn.'s CBS affiliate WLAC-TV (now WTVF). Eight years later she moves to Chicago to host AM Chicago, a local, 30-minute talk show.
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