Oprah at the United Center
May 18, 2011
TV just won't be the same after May 25th. The Oprah Winfrey Show will be shutting off its cameras. After 25 years of seeing Oprah discuss touchy topics about society, giving aid to people all across the world, and distributing thousands and thousands of dollars in prizes to her fans, she will be hanging up the mic. I never was a fan of the show but I do have high respect for her many years of services to television industry. Having the same job for 25 years alone is nearly unheard of in this day and generation. That alone earns my respect.
Today, the final game will be taped at the United Center. The United Center! I guess postponing the Bulls-Heat Eastern Conference Finals game to Wednesday for a taping is a small feat compared to her closing down part of the Magnificent Mile located on Michigan Avenue for her show for 3 days (Mag Mile is the mecca of high-class shopping located on of the largest streets of downtown Chicago, for those who aren't Chicagoans).
Tickets to the show were free. Hopeful fans sent in request for tickets and were placed in a lottery to get one. Harpo Production over 154,000 request for tickets. Congratulations to the extremely lucky fans who nabbed a ticket. The rest of us will crowd around our TVs with hopes that we didn't miss the opportunity to win one of "Oprah's Favorite Things".
This morning while listening to the radio, I heard that Winfrey had said that she was unsure of what she wanted to do at her final show. Even if I did believe this, it wouldn't really matter if she didn't have a plan. IT'S OPRAH WINFREY. She has the power to do anything in my eyes. Watch out Marvel and DC.
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Sources: CBS News, Oprah.com, ABC News