Oprah retires in 2011
“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.Winfrey plans to announce the final date for her show during a live broadcast on Friday, Harpo Productions Inc. said, bringing an end to what has been television’s top-rated talk show for more than two decades, airing in 145 countries worldwide and watched by an estimated 42 million viewers a week in the U.S. alone.
I never really completely finished an entire Oprah episode. I can’t even remember the last time I attempted to watch one. But this news is sad but relieving at the same time. Sad because one of the most talked about shows in the whole world is about to end. Relieving because Oprah will finally have her whole life back to her once more. No more schedules, no more issues, no more controversies, she’ll have one of the biggest retirement fees of all and she has her whole life ahead of her.
Though I never was a fan of the show, I do know that Oprah’s show discusses topics that are sometimes of my interest. Thank you for everything Oprah, may you have a happy retirement period.