Here’s an article published today in the NYTIMES on Saudi Women connecting with Oprah. I’ve met some women in Jordan who watch Oprah everyday including young women.
Katherine Zoepf finds out why Oprah appeals to women across Saudi Arabia:
Saudi women say they are drawn to Ms. Winfrey not only because she openly addresses subjects considered taboo locally, but also because she speaks of self-empowerment and change.
“We have a very male-dominated society, and it’s very hard sometimes,” Ms. Muhammad said. “But for now I have my coffee, and sit, and I watch Oprah. It’s my favorite time of day.”