Ellen DeGeneres vs. Oprah Winfrey

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Difference between Ellen DeGeneres and Oprah Winfrey

In this day and age, stay at home mothers aren't the only hardcore fans of television talk shows. Becoming increasingly popular these days, several syndicated talk shows are steadily winning the hearts of young women, men and teenagers all over the world, perhaps because of the interestingly informative and sometimes humorous nature of these programs. Such programs have a way of touching on a variety of issues ranging from pressing political concerns, to heavy social problems needed to be addressed, to the never-mundane lives of Hollywood celebrities.

Two of today's most popular talk shows would be America's The Ellen DeGeneres show and The Oprah Winfrey show, both of which are obviously named after their respective hosts. Well, what exactly fuels the charm that lies in both women's syndicated programs? Let's find out.

Ellen DeGeneres
Oprah Winfrey

The Face: Ellen

Ellen DeGeneres and Oprah Winfrey are both beautiful and witty women who have captivated the hearts of devoted TV watchers not only with their remarkable shows, but the lives they lead off-screen. Yet although both women have graced the cover of Oprah's magazine and it is a known fact that they regard one another with esteem and respect, they have different backgrounds and lead different lives.

Ellen is an actress and stand-up comedienne who is popularly known as the lesbian partner of actress Portia de Rossi. Interestingly, she came out as a lesbian on national television, specifically, on Oprah Winfrey's talk show. She has done several movies and also appeared in a sitcom entitled Ellen prior to becoming a talk show host.

The Face: Oprah

Oprah, on the other hand, is best known as a host, actress and philanthropist. Her show has been one of the major successes in her life. She is considered to be extremely influential, even in the spiritual sense. She happens to be one of the world's few African American billionaires, with an estimated salary of $385 million.

The Shows

The Ellen DeGeneres show began in September 2003, and is slated to run until the year 2013. It is generally fueled with humor and wit from its host, Ellen, and it features musicians and other celebrities, and often deals with human interest pieces. It runs under NBS studios.

The Oprah Winfrey show started in the year 1986 and is now currently known to be the longest-running talk show in America. Oprah has featured not just actors, politicians and other celebrities in her program, but also non-celebrity people, to bring to light to certain conditions that need to be given awareness. In the United States, it runs under several CBS and ABC stations.

Similarities and Differences

TV Talk shows The Ellen DeGeneres show and The Oprah Winfrey show happen to be two of America's most well known programs.

  • Both women are part of the entertainment industry, one known as a comedienne, the other an influential philanthropist.
  • Both shows use human interest stories to grab and sustain the audience's attention.
Who do you like better?
  • Ellen DeGeneres
  • Oprah Winfrey
 
 

Discuss It: comments 3

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  • Patience wrote on September 2010

I love Ellen DeGeneres somuch because she is down to earth

Oprah Winfrey started it all. Her show transcends her life. Always positive, helpful and informative. When Oprah spoke, America really did listen.

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  • Elnara wrote on 2 days ago

Ellen for the winnn

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