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.
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
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.
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."
Oprah Winfrey gave up her coveted spot as the queen of daytime talk to start a cable network. A year after its launch, however, OWN is struggling. Winfrey hopes a show of her own will boost viewership, but admits that running the network is much harder than she anticipated.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us