August 26th, 2010
12:49 PM ET
Considering how often many of us have to reach for tissue while watching “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” the host is actually hoping to remain relatively dry-eyed during her last season.
“I don’t intend to be crying the whole season,” Winfrey told TV Guide. “The only time I get really emotional and nostalgic about the show is when I think about the viewers. Hopefully some of them will follow me to OWN, but I know not everybody will.”
Winfrey added that “the show hasn't been a big part of my life. It's been my life. I didn't have children. I had the show."
Yet as of January 1, Winfrey will move on to her OWN network, and as a result, the 56-year-old media mogul told TV Guide that she’s got different standards for her guests for the upcoming 25th season - “this year will be about creating moments,” she said.
“I can assure you we're saying to all of our celebrity friends this is not the year you can come on and just promote your book or promote your song. You have to create moments,” Winfrey said.
The plan “is to be fully present this season,” Winfrey added. “To take in every experience and allow myself to feel it all."
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