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."
would miss her...
WHICH GOD , NOT THE GOD OF THE HOLY BIBLE. HE WOULD NEVER BLESS SOMEONE WHO LIVES A
LIFE OF DEBAUCHERY! YOU KNOW THE DEVIL CAN GIVE PEOPLE WEALTH- REMEMBER WHEN SATAN
THE DEVIL OFFERED JESUS CHRIST ALL THE KINGDOMS AND GLORY AND SAID, ALL THIS I WILL GIVE
YOU IF YOU WORSHIP ME-JESUS CHRIST SAID NO.....THE CHRISTIAN GOD ONLY BLESSES THOSE WHO
OBEY HIM......SO LETS SPEAK THE TRUTH, MAY YOUR GOD THE DEVIL CONTINUE TO BLESS YOU AS
YOU DO THE THINGS HE WANTS YOU TO DO.
I also grew up watching Oprah. I'm going to miss her, she is the greatest! God bless you, Oprah.
TRUTH – CAN JUDGE A PERSON AND SO CAN A LIE.
WHEN WE MAKE THE CLAIM, "I AM A CHRISTIAN" "GOD IS BLESSING ME" "GOD IS USING ME"
I AM HELPING MILLIONS, I AM BUILDING SCHOOLS FOR THOSE IN NEED....I GIVE TO THE CHURCH,
EVEN THE MINISTERS AT MY CHURCH, WHY THEY JUST LOVE ME....EVEN THO I"VE BEEN SLEEPING
WITH A MARRIED MAN FOR YEARS, OR FORNICATING WITH A MAN FOR YEARS, ITS OK BECAUSE
I HELP PEOPLE.....IS THIS THE TRUTH OR IS THIS A LIE?
TO OBEY GOD IS BETTER THAN A SACRIFICE.
What?!?!? and quit yelling for no reason.
So many haters. People, you have to admit that she has done a lot of good work. Catching pedophiles, building homes in New Orleans, college scholarships to name a few. She brought a lot of attention to New Orleans when even the president at the time didn't give a damn.
If all of the haters don't watch her show, why do you care that it's no longer on? Also, how many pedophiles did you catch? How many homes in New Orleans did you pay for to get built?
I bet if Oprah offered any of you "haters" in here a good chunch of her cold, hard cash...........you'd take it from the "Messiah" in a second. All of you are so laughable!!!
Your comment is irrelevant to years of people thinking their life is better, not because they've been told anything new, but because Oprah said it was. She's by no means the first tv book reviewer, but Oprah says it's good – bestseller. It's called brainwashing.
Oprah may not be the Messiah, but she brings on educated guest that gives hope for victims of abuse, hate crimes, infidelity, and so many other subjects that victims do not want to talk about or cant. She came from an abusive background and look what she became is that not hope for us. If you try hard and work at your dreams they can come true that is her message for all of us. The celebrity guest are the fluff of the show and hey she is a celebrity herself. I wish her the best in this new chapter of her life. And if you do not like her or her show you need not be ignorant with your comments just move on you have that choice. You go girl thanks for all you have done to help me.
Oprah: Saving the country has been my life.
Not happy that she's going to cable. Not everyone owns cable anymore these days, and in fact, cable subscribers are dropping by the thousands each month. I'm getting my HDTV OTA and have enough internet streaming from Netflix, Hulu, and other sites to keep the costs down, while giving the finger to cable companies that continue to overcharge us with garbage channels, wasteful infomercials, unwanted lineups and packages, and shortlived honeymoon deals.
It's hilarious to read what some of you think. A racist, a bigot....some of you people paint her out to be satan. Lets just face facts, no matter what Oprah does (or people like her), you will always have some sort of criticism for it. So lets all just worry about ourselves and just respect those that have worked hard for their success. I've never really followed the show but I do know that as a person, Oprah has helped change the world for the better.
Ok, so you make fun of people who you do not agree with and you call them closed minded...can you see the double standard. From a purely pragmatic view, Oprah and her ilk and clones have done so much to help destroy the moral basis that makes a society cohesive, they have basically said, not bearing in mind the consequences, that anyone can do anything and be anything they want...but you can't, because society has to have a moral fabric, a moral standard upon which to stand, or it rips itself apart and then an external threat can push it over like a house of cards...its all there, anthrolopogists and sociologist have been writing about it for year...
Maybe you misread my post, never did I ridicule anyone for their views. I just said that I found some of the post on here humerous. The fact is, you cannot blame one person (or her clones) for the evolution of society. Our morals & standards were destroyed way before Oprah was even thought of (ie: european colonization of america over native americans, slavery, civil rights era, iraq war...just to name a few). So to hold her responsible in the aspect to which you are speaking is hilarious to me. Her philanthropic deeds go unrecognized because she's wealthy and we aren't is what truly brings me humor among these post. Your opinion is yours and mine is mine. It's just funny is all I'm saying.
Thank heavens Oprah is finally leaving television...she has been one of the biggest supporters of the moral relativist destruction of american society in the modern age. Its pure and simple, a society that does not have a moral foundation or basis cannot survive, greece, rome, the catholic church, imperieal and monarchal europe...
PEOPLE MAKE THE MISTAKE OF FEELING THAT GOD IS WITH THEM WHEN THEY ARE SUCCESSFUL
OR IF THEY HAVE LOTS OF MONEY..."NOT TRUE". IF ANY PERSON CLAIMS TO BE A CHRISTIANS AND
LIVES AS A FORNICATOR....iS NOT BEING BLESSED BY GOD. BUT IS BEING USED BY THE DEVIL.
BUT YOU MAY ASK WHY WOULD THE DEVIL GIVE SO MUCH TO A PERSON.
1. FOR WORSHIP , YOU SEE EVERY TIME YOU LISTEN TO A FORNICATOR FOR ENLIGHTMENT YOU ARE
GIVEN WORSHIP TO THE DEVIL. YOU CAN GIVE MILLIONS TO THE POOR, BUT A PERSON WHO IS FAITHFUL
IT LEAST IS FAITHFUL IN MUCH! A CHRISTIAN WHO CLAIM TO BE A CHRISTIAN SHOULD LIVE BY THE
HOLY BIBLE....SO GOD IS NOT BLESSING O. D IS!
HEY ORKA DONT LET THE DOOR HIT YA WHERE THE GOOD LORD SPLIT YA, BYE NOW
I did not watch and was not a fan,however, like it or not,She created a good life for herself and her family and has changed the world for the better more than all of you bashers on this board combined.You negative people need to ask yourselves what the hell you have done to help ANYBODY,let alone millions. Like her or not, she has been a good person.
Wow! I am speechless! No wonder this country can never get beyond racism and hatred.
Aaaah!! Such hate! I love how some regular, no-talent, self-pitying people cast such hate on one person. It says nothing about Oprah, and a lot about the indivudual. Oh well, such is life. At any rate, congratulations on a long, successful, fruitful career! You have inspired and influenced the life of many people. May you continue to stay positive and keep on doing what you've been doing, which is nothing short of great work! God bless!!
I think Oprah is a strong woman with strong views. It is that strong persona that has moved her to be the Oprah that we tune in to watch every day. I applaud her success, failures and her humility to admit them in front of everyone. It takes a big person to do so. Not everyone is cut out to handle public criticism based on their weight, race or political endorsement. How sad are we that we can't appreciate her for her accomplishments and leave it at that without being so bitter. However, I wish you much success with OWN and I for one will be watching!!!
It's amazing to me how many posters are so jealous of her success. It's acually kind of sickening that people are like this. Oprah is so much of a better person than those idiots could ever hope to be.
I'm going to really miss her show. I've watched her whenever possible for many years.
If this show was your life, you don't understanding living. No one is the mother to the entire world. Calm down people, it's daytime TV. Glad she was blessed to be able to help others, but clam down, it still TV.
I've always wished I had enough money to help people. Must be a great feeling. 'Course, she actually went out and made it, instead of sitting around wishing. Gotta respect that. Anybody else on here got a story like that? The fact that I'm having to ask proves my point. Respect. Don't always agree with everything she says, but still respect...kind of like talking to your mother-in-law. I'm sure the people she's helped don't give one iota why she did it.
I won't miss her. She's a mere limousine leftist who learned to use race, gender, weight problems and fascination with celebrity to her own advantage as she "entertained" losers who could not get a life of their own.
She's been a mother to the entire world, certainly a mother to me and my siblings all those years growing up without a mother. I've been watching Oprah since before I was old enough to attend school and I remain a loyal fan even today. The amount of inspiration, entertainment, education and pure joy she has provided to so many people, day after day, for a quarter century is one of the greatest achievements of all time. In a world full of so much hate and negativity, Oprah has been the one constant source of positive energy since before a lot of us were even born. Words can not express how much love I have for Oprah Winfrey, who is my mother in the most meaningful sense of the world.
What's killing me is how so many people posting here have completely destroyed the english language. Here's a hint. Jasmine writes "bring yo show back". The word I believe you are trying to spell is "your". And this is just a small example. Please people, educate yourselves. Being poor or ignorant is not an excuse anymore. Thank you and have a great day!
Please note that the 'e' in English is capitalized. Watch yo English.
you are great opera ,i wil always miss you
Well she might not be perfect but she is a nice and thankfull person who likes to give back to her public....goodbye oprah and thanks for the memories...God bless you!!n
A person who has helped thousands thru an Angel Network, built a school, given scholarships to high school students, given cars to viewers, donated millions to charities, among many other achievements - one of the richest people in the country, etc. cannot be all bad. Haters, what have you done lately?
Hmmm, so much hate for a woman who has beat society's stereotype of a poor lil african american girl, who won over america's hearts by her own hard work, dedication, and genuine love for people and to make the world a little more liveable...instead of being jealous that all of you haters are not out there trying to do the greater good in the world, try looking at yourselves in the mirror and figure out why! if some of you spent just a fraction of your energy that you spend on anger and unkind words, imagine what kind of world we would all live in. oprah never claimed to be an 'expert' on anything, she invites those who posses more knowledge and passion for subjects that noone else is talking about or trying to change. like any of you here havent given advice about something that YOU are not an expert on, or had 'experience' with? come on, oprah is at least trying to help reach those who dont have the resources to do so themselves, which is more than i can probably say for any of you here that are so negative and full of envy!! U Go Oprah! True heart of Gold!!!
eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeh go eat some rice!
For Oprah, it is all about the journey,seeking knowledge & understanding, and living a full and meaningful life–making a difference. She has never been about being perfect in any way. We all have to be good television consumers, check out the claims made by her and her guests, just as with any talk show. She has made lots of money during her quest , but that does not negate the good she has done. She has always shared her flaws and mistakes along with her discoveries and accomplishments. Her path continues to take her into new ventures; I am happy for her and wish her well.
Her QUEST? What flavor of Kool-Aid are you drinking?!
Everybody need a good hand good advice all the time in her she was a good hands for so many who's going to be the next.goodbye Oprah
Her 'advice' is elementary at best. She is constantly peddling some fool's book or CD that states the most blatantly obvious tripe I have heard in my life. Not to mention empty. 'Be happy!' OH! IS THAT THE KEY TO SUCCESS IN LIFE? BE FLIPPIN HAPPY!!?? Thanks for the enlightenment Captain Obvious.
If you don't like Oprah, why bother wasting your time to write a comment about it? I personally like Oprah and enjoy her shows, but I don't always agree with what advice she gives. She's got the money to help so let her do it.
I love her show I watched it 2 times a day people thought i was crazy it was jus a show I loved 2 watch I love u oprah bring yo show back
'bring yo show back'
Whoever listens and follows everything a talk show host says without doing your own research is ignorant. I have much respect for this woman because she has completely created a money making franchise all based on herself. Not many people can say that they have their own magazine, channel, talk show, ect. She might be egotistical and self righteous, but she is using her media outlets to try and help people. If you cant stand her for her advice, then atleast you can admire her for the empire she has created for herself,
She was a capitalist and I will give her that. It is funny to see someone admit it on the CNN website. I thought all of you lefties hated Capitalists. Furthermore, if she is so into what Obama is doing for folks, why doesn't she give half of her wealth the to US government so folks can have that healthcare, foodstamps and free housing that Obama touts?
Patty, she doesn't owe anyone anything. She made her money and she can do whatever she wants with it. Kind of contradicting that you would bash on the left wing and expect Oprah to give money to the government. Besides, she's already given millions of dollars to charity.
" Whoever listens and follows everything a talk show host says without doing your own research is ignorant. " Ahh but Mandy, that is exactly the point of why she is so influential... she brings up topics and ideas which MAKE people go out and do research. I've never heard her say that her one hour program knows or covers it all... her shows bring out DISCUSSION and food for thought. Many a time after watching a show I've gone and done additional research because Oprah opened my eyes up to a subject in a new light... lots of people take initial information from her show and then go further with it... THAT'S the influence she has... it's not that people blindly narrow themselves to what is covered in a one-hour show... she inspires us to think beyond her program, to think in new ways and yes, RESEARCH new things all the time! I've learned so much from her show!
Oprah has done what most talk show hosts dream of doing... Reaching millions of viewers, one show at a time for the last two decades.Congrats Oprah!
I never really watch her show but she did do good things for people. Some of these people that dislike her mad cause they can have the money she have to help people. Get over nd get a life.
Jack, just let her sing then t will be over
Thank God. Can't wait i hope this time its real. Hey take your friend with you too yes yiu gail.
It's not over until the fat lady sings
DON'T LET THE DOOR HIT YOU IN YOUR HUGH BACKSIDE ON THE WAY OUT
Wow...the nasty comments on here are interesting. I love Oprah & had always admired her. The negative comments here are so unnecessary.
She is an entertainer and will do whatever it is she thinks she needs to do to suck every dollar into her pocket. She does not know you, could not care less about you and has obviously played you and won you over. You need to take a long hard look at Oprah and see her for what she is... a phoney who will do whatever to line her pockets.
Wow Patty...Jealous much? If you don't care about her, why do you keep commenting? I hate Sarah Palin but you don't see me writing nasty comments on the boards about her. I don't waste my time.
Oprah has opened schools, built homes in New Orleans, gave college scholarships to name a few things. This is the power of television and she uses it for good. I suppose you watch Jersey Shore and other idiotic shows like that where people are celebrities for getting drunk and partying all the time. Patty in the 5 yrs since Katrina how many homes have you built in New Orleans?
She thinks she's the Messiah. GOOD RIDANCE to her.
I totally agree. Good riddance.
I will really miss orpal show i hope she she enjoay her life now she can do as she please have a good life now
It's her life stealing money for less than third rate entertainment
Hahaha...you must be poor and uneducated like your friend Patty. Don't sound so bitter...you can work hard too and make money one day...the both of you...lmao
There's no one like Oprah, now or ever. One of a kind. She has helped so many millions and millions of people. She's beyond words.
She's the best there ever was. I have the highest respect for her.
I cannot believe that you think so highly of her. She gives advice on things she has no experience with. She is a phoney. And for the rest of you losers claiming you were "raised" by her, God help you. Geez, I never knew Oprah was there with you all night when you were sick, fed you everyday, carried you for nine months, paid for your education and vacations. Oh wait, that was your working mother who probably gave up more than Oprah ever will to have you. You ungrateful spoiled brats. Grow up and give the credit where it is due...to your mother and father or to whoever it was that truly raised you.
WoW Patty, you sound real upset in your post(s). I never knew people could dislike someone they never met before, so much. Well lets just pray that you don't decide to start working hard, gain some success (maybe fame), donate millions in philanthropic deeds, and then have everyone attack you as if you were the anti-god. Shame on Oprah for working hard throughout her career, gaining enormous success, donating millions and advocating positive morals & values. Shame on her. I mean we all are human and guilty of our OWN flaws but hey...her flaws are worse. She should of just stayed poor and did nothing with her life. Yea...to heck with her (according to you & a lot of other post on here). LoL...or you can just grow up and accept the fact that you don't have to watch her or listen to her. Geezh people....Can't WE ALL Just Get Along???
Goodbye, can't believe how much people follow and listen to this woman who most of the advise she gives she has never done herself, never been married, no kids and has the Idiot Dr Phil (who's not even a real doctor) telling people how to live their lives. U all are like lemmings being led to the edge of the cliff.
You are completely missing the point. She even admitted that Dr. Phil was a mistake. And let's face it, he is. But let's look at the big picture. She tries her hardest to make people aware of what's going on in the world. How many people really pay attention to the world? How many people use the fame and wealth they've created for themselves to do good? For an African American woman who created her own future, I applaud her. How many people can say they took control of their own life and decided they deserved something better? She didn't stop until she got there.
As for marriage and children, its not for everyone. Are you going to tell me that just because someone doesn't have kids they don't understand how to be a parent? You learn these things from your family, your friends, and from people around you. You listen to people, and you LEARN. You don't have to experience something to give advice. And that's alls he's doing– giving advice. She never once said anyone had to listen to her.
I cant believe how everybody idolizes every possible aspect of this woman. They believe and bow to everything she says and does as truth and greatness. If Oprah says it is so, if Oprah says its great, it is...........dont you have any miinds of your own? Shes a human being with many flaws just like everybody else and not every thing she says is true or accurate. She gives advice on parenting, never been a parent. Gives advice in marriages never been married. Her guests hand out information that is not always accurate but everybody lives by it. And she is biased and she is self righteous and has not right to be.........
EVERYBODY doesn't idolize every aspect of her and shouldn't. You are a case in point. However, what you are saying has been totally Oprah's point as well, which is that we are all flawed human beings but that we can share with eachother and learn from eachother and see and live life for ourselves and eachother. She is one of many human beings who have used their life to entertain, educate, care for others. It's unfortunate that you have completely missed the point of her show.
Only middle-aged white rich housewives watch this bs show. Its completely useless.
She may not be married in the legal sense, but her and Steadman have been the most stable couple in show business for a quarter century, and her the way she maintains such an intimate bond with her best friend Gayle for nearly 40 years shows she really understands relationships. And she may not have biological children but millions of us feel like she raised us, and she's a mother to 300 teenaged girls in Africa. That's pretty impressive considering she also found time to become the richest and most philanthropic African American of all time and the most influential woman ever.
I have never watched Oprah except for when Sarah Palin was on and I cannot stand the woman. What a phoney. If she truly were smart, she would have stayed out of the political arena. She lost half of her audience by endorsing Obama. She thinks she is a god. Well I have news for you. She is not and never will be. She is generous and I will give her that, but I think her reasons for being generous (publicity) are suspect. I for one would never pay penny one to watch this woman or anything on her OWN network. The name says it all. I am a rich woman and I made it thanks to people who are sucked in easily and I "own" you and everything else. I say good riddance to her.
Oprah has helped millions of people take responsibility and control for their own lives. She's helped us judge less and realiize the we are all more alike then different. Patty, you are complete WRONG and ILLINFORMED!
Who cares.....sick of Oprah and her racist opinion.
yes...she is about black first, white second. well, unless they are her celebrity pals. this womens doesn't give two pieces of poop about people unless it positively affects her ratings and bank account. go away piggie, go away.
I agree, the negative comments are so Pitiful. I will say this much, if you don't like something or someone, why stick around. How can anyone that claim they don't watch her show, but yet can comment on it. Sounds like to me, you all have watched the show at some point in time. It doesn't add up. Why don't you just come on out and say what is really bothering you about Oprah. I mean, who are we kidding here folks. African American Woman makes it to the top, and guess what...The Haters Comment on it. LOL. God don't like Ugly, remember that.
Either you've only watched the show a handful of times in the last 24 years or you're straight up lying just to be contentious. Oprah, not caring about people????? If you don't like her show, fine, but don't be ridiculous.
Don't be a hater folks...we love you Oprah, keep doing YOU...
I love her.
“the show hasn't been a big part of my life. It's been my life
I always thought it was the dinner plate..
Ladies and Gentlemen, May I introduce to you "WhaleBlubber", a typical "kind, compassionate, Christian" American.
Saying anything to shame you is surely a waste of time because you possess no empathy nor the simple social skills to say, "I apologize. That was insensitive."
Wow a fat joke. You are so creative and clever you must be real proud of yourself.
WhaleBubbler, you are just a mean person.
Thank you goes out to everyone for their hard work and prayers in our recovery. KEEP PRAYING!
I loved her so much. I can still remember running home every day after school to be at my TV set for 4:00 pm. She was like a mother to me. I admire her so much.
Me too. During junior high and high school I pretty much came home from school to an empty house since mom and dad didn't get home from work until 5 or 6. The Oprah Winfrey show really contributed to who I am today, a well-grounded woman working on my Master's degree. I owe Oprah a huge thank you for being there consistently for so many years.
She was decent back when she talked to real people about real problems. But over the past ten years, she is nothing but a celebrity butt kisser that is worshipped by middle-aged white women. Pathetic.
The fat comments are not needed. Anyone with a weight problem can relate. She battles it like the rest of us. She is only human.
You do know she's not dead, right? She's just ending her show...
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