Oprah Winfrey Ends Chat Show After 25 Years
With tears in her eyes, the talk show host Oprah Winfrey broadcasted the final show of Harpo Productions ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’.
Walking on stage she got a standing ovation from the audience and she thanked everyone for watching her show for 25 years.
She said “I always wanted to be a teacher and I ended up in the worlds biggest classroom.”
Oprah formed her own company, Harpo Productions, to produce the show and grew the enterprise into a billion dollar company over the years.
In that time it became the top rated daytime talk show in America and was syndicated across the world. Over 6 million people in the US were estimated to have watched the shows in the final season.
The Oprah Book Club was a major success in the show and boasted over 2 million members, a recommendation on the show could make an author overnight.
Oprah has also won 48 emmies for the talk show and was nominated for an Oscar for her role in the movie ‘The Color Purple’.
Oprah now moves on to concentrate on running the cable TV network she has setup called OWN.
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