Oprah Winfrey has laid the foundation for so many generations of women looking to make their name as anchors and talk show hosts on television. Inspired, as Oprah’s iconic talk show draws to a close, we’re taking a look back at our favorite Black female talk show hosts through the years — from Della Reese in the ’70s to Ananda Lewis and Rolonda Watts (remember them?) in the ’90s.

Take a look at the Black women who’ve kept us entertained, informed, and most of all, glued to our televisions just to see them talk.

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