Oprah Winfrey brought it to her show on Friday, November 20 to announce that she is ending the two decades run of "The Oprah Winfrey Show". What started off as a firm statement became an emotional and personal outpour from Oprah who fought back tears.
"I love this show. This show has been my life. And I love it enough to know when it's time to say goodbye," she said. "Twenty-five years feels right in my bones, and it feels right in my spirit. It's the perfect number, the exact right time."
"The Oprah Winfrey Show" is arguably one of the most successful daytime talk shows in television history. Oprah has informed her intention to end the show in 2011 to her staff at Harpo Inc. but never publicly revealed her reason for putting it to an end. Winfrey said viewers may hear a lot of "speculation in the press" about why she is making this decision, but warned them not to believe the "conjecture."
Vowing to make the remaining 18 months worthwhile, Oprah said, "I just wanted to say whether you've been here with me from the beginning or you came on board last week, I want you all to know that my relationship with you is one that I hold very dear. Your trust in me, the sharing of your precious time every day with me has brought me the greatest joy I have ever known."
Harpo is doing new project(s) which they are not ready to announce yet. Oprah Winfrey, meanwhile, will be busy with her cable channel Oprah Winfrey Network which is slated to be launched in early 2011.