Wall Street was all aflutter Monday about “the Oprah effect.”

She bought 10% of Weight Watchers and the company’s stock soared. Big news.

But anyone who follows pop culture has watched Oprah’s turn-to-gold touch for decades — on books and magazines, movies and television, fashion and lifestyle products, on politics and political causes, and on making stars out of nobodies she has embraced.

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