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It was a "mascara runnin’ kinda day": Oprah Winfrey, confession, celebrity and the formation of trust (2007)
Book Chapter
Wilson, S. (2007). It was a "mascara runnin’ kinda day": Oprah Winfrey, confession, celebrity and the formation of trust. In V. Bakir, & D. Barlow (Eds.), Communication in the Age of Suspicion: Trust and the Media, 167-176. Palgrave Macmillan

Oprah Winfrey is a very popular figure in contemporary American culture. Often described as 'authentic', the chapter explores the ways in which Winfrey deploys confessional practices on her TV talk show as a means to engender trust.