Essay 2 Comparing and Contrasting
Oprah and Ellen are very powerful women both in the television world and in real life. However, they are different from each other in many ways but also the same. But who is really the better talk show host? Everybody has their own opinions, and I respect them. But in my opinion I would have to say that Oprah Winfrey is the better talk show host. I have done some research to help me back up my opinion and found two sources.
My first source was biography.com. While researching on biography.com it had the life biography on both Oprah and Ellen. It describes how they both grew up and how they became talk show hosts along with many other things. Their lives were different from each other and they both came from very different backgrounds. Oprah had a hard time growing up when she was younger because her parents were divorced and she was constantly molested by male relatives. Ellen’s parents were also divorced and she had a hard time dealing with that. Besides their rough start in life they both grew up to be popular talk show hosts. Oprah is more than just a talk show host though. In biography.com it states “She is also an actress, philanthropist, publisher, and producer” (Winfrey).
My second source was recomparision.com. This site compares Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres. It compares their physical features, personal lives, and their talk shows. Ellen isn’t known just for her talk show. She is also known as a stand-up comedienne. While Oprah is also known for her acting, philanthropy, and her publishing. They both have something in common about their careers. This site, recomparasion.com, states, “Both women are part of the entertainment industry. One known as a comedienne, the other an...