Oprah Winfrey is ending her show after 25 years

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    Nov 21, 2009 2:32 AM GMT
    September 9, 2011 is the last showing...
    http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/TV/11/19/oprah.ends.show/index.html

    Okay guys, let's hear what you have to say...
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    Nov 21, 2009 2:53 AM GMT
    I say Bull Shit! NO OPRAH! Who will I listen to, who will tell me what to read? Who will be the one to tell me what are America's best sandwich places? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO icon_eek.gif



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    Nov 21, 2009 2:54 AM GMT
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/720447/
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    Nov 21, 2009 3:22 AM GMT
    Oprah has made an indelible mark in talk show history, and has done some wonderful things for people. I know she will be missed, but I hope she will continue to do great things with her celebrity status. I'm sure we will see more of Oprah in the future! icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 21, 2009 3:26 AM GMT
    Probably an excellent decision. Its never good to wait until ratings begin to slip or a "new sensation" comes along the pike. Imagine how Merv Griffin or even Phil Donahue felt when Oprah burst on the scene. Good to exit while things are high and in demand. She'll go on to some new challenges with her network. Her ratings should be strong in this final period as well.
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    Nov 21, 2009 3:26 AM GMT
    The Great Seeress inspires such awe that she has two identical threads simultaneously wailing about her loss.
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    Nov 21, 2009 7:00 AM GMT
    I cannot live without my baby Oprah.
  • Delivis

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    Nov 21, 2009 9:11 AM GMT
    25 years too late.
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    Nov 21, 2009 11:06 AM GMT
    She's running for president
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    Nov 21, 2009 11:14 AM GMT
    Good she decided to go out while still on top..Now she'll control from behind the scenes. Have to admired her for all she has achieved so far.
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    Nov 21, 2009 12:03 PM GMT
    I love her show, though I don't watch it regularly. She's quite an inspiration, both in terms of success and humility (she is after all one of the richest women alive, but you'd never know it from her day to day demeanor).

    25 years is a long run and ending her show while it's still very popular is the way to go. Oprah doesn't need the money and will be starting her own network. She also probably figures that with YouTube and the like, traditional TV will decline.

    So, it's a sad day for television, but merely the beginning of something new.
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    Nov 21, 2009 12:49 PM GMT
    I really like Oprah. She's been a constant in my life since highschool. Sorry to see her go. AND she really loves and celebrates the gay communnity and what we have to offer.
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    Nov 21, 2009 12:54 PM GMT
    My husband's sister and brother-in-law are good friends with one of Oprah's man-bitches ... err, producers. The guy and his partner own a beautiful weekend home in rural CT that would blow your socks off (Oprah takes damn good care of her "family"). From what I've been told, The O staff will continue to work for/with her.

    It's true that her ratings are slipping. Various reasons are being given, but the one that seems to have a more universal attraction revolves around Oprah's support of Obama. I don't buy that excuse. Oprah wants to appear as non-partisan as possible, which explains why she gave Sarah Palin a full hour on her show.

    In my opinion, and based on what I've been told, TV ratings are down across the board (just look at all of the long-running soap opera's that have been 86'd this year), and Oprah's ratings woes started before Obama's campaigning, so her loss of share has very little if anything to do with politics.

    Oprah's not going anywhere. She'll start the show on her own cable network, which has been a plan of hers for sometime now. She'll have more control over her brand, and be able to kill two birds with one stone by folding her show into her network.

    The poor girl deserves a break. She's built an empire but hardly has time to enjoy it. I think this next move is intended to give her a little more freedom to enjoy the fruits of her labor.