February 26, 1998- Oprah Winfrey found non guilty in beef defamation trial

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Oprah is one of the most highly praised celebrities of all time

By: Jada Davis, Senior Art & Music Editor

Today in history- On February 26, 1998, Winfrey is found non guilty during beef defamation trial. Winfrey released an episode of her show talking about the cattle industry and the risks of mad cow disease. As a result, the beef industry lost $12 million.