Thursday, May 26

"The Oprah Winfrey Show" Ends

This week we saw the end of "The Oprah Winfrey Show", at least as we know it.  We certainly have not seen the last of Oprah, she herself did not say "goodbye" but instead said "until we meet again."

This is exciting!  Oprah leaves her show on top!  25 years, over 4,600 episodes, and still on top.  With an exciting chapter coming up next with OWN which launched earlier this year.  Good for her.

I did not see the two "surprise" shows this Monday and Tuesday, but I heard that they were spectacular.  As well they should be.  Two days of fun filled entertainment surprises as well as a huge focus on education.

Target created 25 school libraries on her behalf and also planted 25,000 oak trees with benches so that future generations can sit and read and reflect.

Evidently the biggest moment was when men from Moorhead College, where Oprah offers scholarships, can marching in holding candles to symbolize how their lives (and the lives of their families) have changed.  She pretty much lost it, as did the audience.

I was a little disappointed with the very last show - it was a little preachy for me (I was tweeting live during it).  But I won't go there -- there's no easy way to end a show of this magnitude.  At least Sadie (her dog) got a last cameo.

Onward and upward.  As Oprah says, time to take on the next challenge and continue to help people.  Good for you, Oprah.

What's your experience?  Jim.

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