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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013.
By United Press International
Oprah Winfrey: I don't have one face that I present to the white world

Oprah Winfrey: I don't have one face that I present to the white world

NEW YORK, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. media mogul and occasional actress Oprah Winfrey says she doesn't tailor her speech or demeanor depending on the race of the people around her.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Dec. 21, 2012.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011.
By United Press International
Bennett, Romano to headline St. Jude show

Bennett, Romano to headline St. Jude show

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Tony Bennett, Ray Romano and Phil Donahue are to headline a gala benefit for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Nader's novel is 'utopian' fantasy

Nader's novel is 'utopian' fantasy

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. activist and presidential candidate Ralph Nader says his novel about a group of super-wealthy liberals saving the country is a work of utopian fantasy.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Dec. 21, 2007.
By United Press International

Donahue doc draws praise, no distributor

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- "Body of War," produced and co-directed by U.S. TV host Phil Donahue, has made the short list of documentaries to compete for Oscar nominations.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Thursday, Dec. 21, 2006.
By United Press International

Chicago private eye Ernie Rizzo dies

CHICAGO, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Chicago's best-known private investigator, Ernie Rizzo, has died of a dissected aorta in a Chicago hospital at the age of 64.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Dec. 21, the 355th day of 2005 with 10 to follow.
By United Press International

Stars line up for St. Jude hospital

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 29 (UPI) -- An all-star lineup is set for a charity fashion show to aid St. Jude's Hospital and to promote the DVD release of "National Treasure," organizers said Friday.

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Dec. 21, the 356th day of 200 with 10 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Dec. 21, the 355th day of 2003 with 10 to follow.
By United Press International
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Phil Donahue
Former tv talk show host Phil Donahue and wife Marlo Thomas attend a special screening for the new film "ShopGirl" in New York. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)
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Phillip John "Phil" Donahue (born December 21, 1935) is an American media personality, writer, and film producer, best known as the creator and host of The Phil Donahue Show, also known as Donahue, the first tabloid talk show. The show had a 26-year run on U.S. national TV, preceded by three years of local broadcast in Dayton, Ohio, before ending in 1996.

His shows have generally focused on issues that often divide liberals and conservatives in the United States, such as abortion, consumer protection, civil rights and war protests. His most frequent guest was Ralph Nader, for whom Donahue campaigned in 2000. Donahue also hosted a talk show on MSNBC from 2002–2003.

Donahue was born into a middle-class, churchgoing Irish Catholic family in Cleveland, Ohio; his father was a furniture sales clerk and his mother a department store shoe clerk. In 1949, he graduated from of Our Lady Of Angels elementary school in the West Park neighborhood. In 1953, Donahue was a member of the first graduating class of St. Edward High School, an all-boys college prep Catholic high school run by the Brothers of Holy Cross in suburban Lakewood, Ohio. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame, which is also run by the Brothers of Holy Cross, with a B.B.A in 1957.

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