Oprah Winfrey is one of the wealthiest and most powerful women in the world. She's also one of the busiest. Between running the Oprah Winfrey Network, publishing the Oprah Winfrey Magazine, and producing new TV series, she does not have time to waste in meetings.
"The Oprah Winfrey Show," an iconic broadcast that grew from a local Chicago talk show into the foundation of a multibillion dollar media empire, will end its run in 2011 after 25 seasons on the air, Winfrey's production company said Thursday night.
US talk show queen Oprah Winfrey will end her influential daytime show in 2011, her production company said Thursday, amid reports she wanted to concentrate on the launch of her own TV channel.After more than two decades on the air, Winfrey's talk show has become a cultural phenomenon in the United States.Don Halcombe, a spokesman for Harpo Productions, declined to comment on why Winfrey had made the decision."She's going to talk about it on the show tomorrow," he told AFP.
Who will fill the void, and who will watch, when the queen of daytime TV departs for cable in 2011?
Oprah Winfrey told her audience Friday that she had made up her mind to end her hit daytime talk show in September 2011 "after much prayer and months of careful thought."
After 25 years on the air, Oprah Winfrey, the queen of daytime television, brings her show to an end on Wednesday. Chicago will miss its iconic talk show host; Winfrey brought the city plenty of attention — and money — over the years.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
"The Oprah Winfrey Show," an iconic broadcast that grew over two decades into a daytime television powerhouse and the foundation of a multibillion-dollar media empire, will end its run in 2011 after 25 seasons on the air, Winfrey's production company said Thursday night.
US television superstar Oprah Winfrey, who rose from a childhood of abuse and poverty to become a global star, will on Friday announce that her talk show will end in 2011, her production firm said."The sun will set on the 'Oprah' show as its 25th season draws to a close on September 9, 2011," Tim Bennett, president of Winfrey's Harpo production company, wrote in a letter to affiliates."The Oprah Winfrey Show," which is currently syndicated in 145 countries, has transformed Winfrey into a cultural phenomenon.