Oprah Winfrey Introduces Viewers to Half-Sister

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"For the most part my life has been an open book. I thought nothing could surprise me, but I was wrong."

So said Oprah Winfrey to kick off the latest edition of her talk show, which was taped this morning in Chicago. The episode had been hyped for days by Oprah, who teased viewers by saying she'd reveal a family secret that shook her to the core.

That secret? A half-sister named Patricia who was given by for adoption by Oprah's mother in 1963. In the following clips, Winfrey tells her audience about Patricia and then sits down with her relative, about whom Oprah says:

"What is so extraordinary is they have known this secret since 2007... She never once thought to go to the press. She never once thought to sell this story."


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