OPRAH-WINFREY-1983

*For some reason, OWN decided to post Oprah Winfrey’s original audition tape for A.M. Chicago – which, of course, went on to become “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”

The tape, filmed in 1983, features a young Winfrey explaining the origins of her unusual name. “Originally, I was named from the Bible by Aunt Ida, who named me from Ruth, the first chapter at the fourteenth verse, Orpah, but no one knew how to spell in my home, and that’s why I ended up being Oprah,” Winfrey quipped.

Winfrey went on to host the show for 25 seasons until 2011, but it was during a Nov. 14, 2005 episode that Winfrey debuted this audition tape to the world.

Watch below.