Since yesterday, we knew the official public announcement was coming and today we got it. Oprah Winfrey announced on a live broadcast that she will end "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in 2011 after 25 years.
After much prayer and months' of careful thought, I've decided next season, season 25, will be the last season of "The Oprah Winfrey Show.
With those words, the most powerful woman in television shook up not only the daytime TV world, but the TV world as a whole.
I watched the titled Oprah show, yesterday, and was struck on so many, many fronts, but the two I'm going to talk about in this post have nothing to do with the Diane Schuler Story. They relate to the portions of the show that followed that segment....more
Reportedly Oprah is considering retiring from her daily talk show when her current contract ends in 2011. Maybe she worries that there is nothing new left to talk about or that she is on auto-pilot rehashing lessons already learned. If today's show is any indication, sadly I wonder if Oprah has already mentally checked out.
It's official. Oprah's favorite new gadget is Amazon's Kindle ebook reader. I've secretly been lusting after an ebook reader for awhile now, you know in that "if I had a money tree" kind of way. Let's be honest, at $359 the Kindle isn't cheap and even if I could buy a Kindle (it's still not available in Canada) like most people we're tightening our pocketbooks here. Will Oprah's Midas touch help the Kindle top bestseller lists this holiday season?
If one of the names you answer to is "mom," chances are good that you live a decent portion of your life feeling overwhelmed. As if the responsibility of caring for another person's (or people's) every need isn't enough, you most likely also have a house to maintain, bills to pay, perhaps a job to go to or a business to run, a blog (or two or three) to keep up, a partner to cheer on, organizations to volunteer for, classes, activities or meetings to attend or to shlep kids to, and the list goes on and on and on.
Whether you enjoy the Oprah Winfrey empire or would rather pass, it's undeniable that Winfrey is a force to be reckoned with. It is a hard admission for me to make as a pop-culture aficionado that I do not actually have a television.
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