OPRAH MAKES GRACIOUS DONATION TO NASHVILLE TO HELP WITH COVID CRISIS

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Winfrey’s gifts — $12 million total — went to several cities where she has lived and worked over the years. Speaking of her connection to Nashville, she said, “I grew up there. I was a young girl there. I started my television career there. I started my radio career at WVOL in Nashville. … I got hired there when I was 16 years old.”

She also recalled getting pulled out of class at TSU to take a call from Chris Clark, the longtime news anchor at WTVF-TV, who asked, “I understand that you’re in radio, would you like a job in television?”

Glover said she was touched by Winfrey’s “concern for her hometown, for those who were laid off, the single parents, those about to lose their homes because of COVID-19.”

Glover and Walker said the work that Winfrey has begun will continue. Nashville Nurtures will help people connect to groups that provide food assistance and other aid. Meanwhile TSU has begun what it calls the COVID-19 Academy, which provides free job training and continuing education to those who may have lost their jobs because of the pandemic. FULL STORY HERE