Most beloved daytime talk show host ever: Oprah Winfrey or Ellen DeGeneres?
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Most beloved daytime talk show host ever: Oprah Winfrey or Ellen DeGeneres?

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It's a tale of two talk show titans. Oprah Winfrey is regarded as the Queen of Talk, who built an empire from the ground up and inspired generations of Americans. After all, "The Oprah Winfrey Show" is the highest-rated daytime talk show in U.S. history. Ellen broke barriers as a gay icon, coming out in 1997 and playing a lesbian character on ABC's "Ellen." She then built her own successful talk show career as the family-friendly host of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" in the aughts. Who's the GOAT of talk? 📺

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Oprah applied her broadcast and media skills, psychology skills, business skills, entertainment skills, and human rights skills to her career as a talk show host and built an empire. From a syndicated TV show, Oprah went on to build out Harpo Productions, a magazine, and cable network. She's literally the queen.

"The Oprah Winfrey Show" captured the essence of the human spirit from 1986 to 2011. Oprah touched so many lives with interviews and stories from everyday people dealing an array of relatable experiences and shockingly intriguing topics. 

Oprah is revered as the Queen of Talk. ThoughtCo ranked her as the second greatest talk show host of all time right behind to Johnny Carson. That means Oprah owned daytime. She did.

"The Ellen DeGeneres Show" is friendly and funny—taking on a different approach from tabloid talk, Infotainment talk or shrink talk. And it's paid off for Ellen with awards and recognition. 

Ellen adds comedic elements to her show that are lighthearted, fun and family-friendly. Everyone loves her. How can you not? Ellen has a heart of gold—known for her philanthropy, good deeds, advocacy for LGBTQ rights, and breaking barriers for other gay entertainers to follow in her footsteps.

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