I am browsing Google reader and twitter and somehow come across this article from USA Today. I had double check the title. Ms Oprah Winfrey will end her show in 2011 after 25 years. Wow! I am older than the Oprah Show but have always known Oprah to be on TV from my early years in the states and all through the continuations of my life in my birthplace the UK.
Oprah is amazing. If only I could be in the audience one day for one of those fab giveaways. I would of course need to sort out a babysitter. Who or what or if , will it be possible to find another great human being that transcends races and genders and continents the way Ms O has done for so many years. An African American woman achieved this. In times when Black people are still being hated on Ms O maintained and now will move forward onto pastures new.
Oh my I just hope Diva TV gives us constant repeats after 2011. I will save my emotions for September 2011 when season 25 draws to a close in the meantime here is a quote from her website about why she is ending her wonderful show still watched by millions.
Here is the real reason: I love this show. This show has been my life. And I love it enough to know when it’s time to say good-bye.
Twenty-five years feels right in my bones and it feels right in my spirit. It’s the perfect number—the exact right time. So I hope that you will take this 18-month ride with me right through to the final show.
Please read more about the departure and her plans for the future on her website.