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Finale of 'Oprah Winfrey' airs after 25-year run (Gag me with a spoon!)
Seattle Times ^ | 05/25/11 | Seattle Times

Posted on 05/25/2011 11:15:18 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway

Oprah Winfrey ended her famous talk show Wednesday by telling her viewers of 25 years that they weren't saying goodbye. "I won't say goodbye, I'll just say until we meet again," Winfrey said. She hugged and kissed her longtime partner Stedman Graham and shook hands with audience members before walking through the halls of Harpo Studios in Chicago, hugging and crying with her staff. Winfrey shouted "We did it!" The last shot of the finale showed Winfrey walking away with her cocker spaniel, Sadie.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: jeremiahwright; napl; obamavoter; oprah; oprahwinfrey
Just get off stage, GAAAAK!
1 posted on 05/25/2011 11:15:19 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

So that means there’s one less excuse NOT to do the housework?


2 posted on 05/25/2011 11:17:01 AM PDT by a fool in paradise ("If Eric Holder had his way, O-B-L would still be alive today." Thank you President Bush for Gitmo.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
(Gag me with a spoon!)

Is that supposed to represent 25 years ago?

3 posted on 05/25/2011 11:17:13 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

FINALLY. Wasn’t it at least two years ago that she made her initial announcement about leaving?


4 posted on 05/25/2011 11:17:23 AM PDT by American Quilter (DEFUND OBAMACARE.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

You might say she’s outgrown the small screen.


5 posted on 05/25/2011 11:17:35 AM PDT by Spok
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I’ll tell you this: I do not agree with much of what Oprah appears to believe, politically or culturally.

But tomorrow, if her entire life just fell apart, she’d probably pick herself up and begin all over again.

I admire that.

Her program, though my wife loves it, makes me want to run for the castor oil. Ugh.


6 posted on 05/25/2011 11:18:57 AM PDT by RexBeach (If two people know, it's not a secret.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Years too late. Now what kind of new crap are they going to replace her with? Please, no more talk shows with a bunch of women sitting around yapping.


7 posted on 05/25/2011 11:20:59 AM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I’ve yet to watch my first Oprah show. I see no reason to start now.


8 posted on 05/25/2011 11:22:02 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Did she announce her lesbianism, as the tabloids claimed she would?


9 posted on 05/25/2011 11:24:30 AM PDT by Jonty30
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

it’s about time! retire already willya?


10 posted on 05/25/2011 11:26:00 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: Huskrrrr
"I’ve yet to watch my first Oprah show. I see no reason to start now."

DITTOS.
Okra ain't my type. On or off screen. . . .

11 posted on 05/25/2011 11:27:47 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Everything is broken-While zer0 fiddles and the MSM tells him when and where to fiddle. . . . .)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

12 posted on 05/25/2011 11:28:21 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: a fool in paradise; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
About damn time.


13 posted on 05/25/2011 11:29:18 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

25 years ago, in 1986, in the middle of the Reagan years, a black actress started a daytime talk show and became a billionaire as a result.

Is that because white audiences are racist?

The fact that Oprah Winfrey had a show on TV for 25 years that consistantly was highly rated, highly awarded, and became a cultural touchstone is evidence that we already live in a post-racial America.


14 posted on 05/25/2011 11:31:50 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Oprah had a TV show?


15 posted on 05/25/2011 11:34:39 AM PDT by Salamander (I'm your pain.)
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To: Spok

She’s outgrown IMAX.


16 posted on 05/25/2011 11:35:33 AM PDT by Salamander (I'm your pain.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway; Slings and Arrows; All
Yep. Yep.

17 posted on 05/25/2011 11:35:51 AM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Proud to say, I never saw a minute of it.


18 posted on 05/25/2011 11:36:23 AM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

25 years of an hour long program on 5 days per week?

What percentage, is the 12 full seconds I’ve tuned in, of all those hours?

Still, way too much.


19 posted on 05/25/2011 11:38:25 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Never saw a single show. I did see a parody of the “manic Tom Cruise” show, but that’s it.

I love Sam Rockwell.


21 posted on 05/25/2011 11:51:52 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
(Gag me with a spoon! turd)

There fixed it.

22 posted on 05/25/2011 11:52:18 AM PDT by from occupied ga
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I’m glad to see the last of the Harpo Brothers retire. They all had a long and happy career.


23 posted on 05/25/2011 11:59:21 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: ReneeLynn; Revolting cat!
Now what kind of new crap are they going to replace her with? Please, no more talk shows with a bunch of women sitting around yapping.

Barney Frank's Celebrity Hot Tub Party.

24 posted on 05/25/2011 12:01:00 PM PDT by a fool in paradise ("If Eric Holder had his way, O-B-L would still be alive today." Thank you President Bush for Gitmo.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I can proudly say i have never seen a Oprah show!!!! Buh Bye!


25 posted on 05/25/2011 12:03:05 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

And I never watched a single episode.


26 posted on 05/25/2011 12:08:27 PM PDT by nina0113
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To: Jonty30
The last shot of the finale showed Winfrey walking away with her cocker spaniel, Sadie.

Notice she didn't walk off with her beard - er, "partner", Stedman.


27 posted on 05/25/2011 12:33:54 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: All

FAT DYKE Alert.


28 posted on 05/25/2011 12:36:38 PM PDT by troy McClure
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To: RexBeach

I tend to agree. I never had any interest in Oprah’s show or her opinions, but I admire her business acumen and her tenacity.


29 posted on 05/25/2011 12:46:53 PM PDT by Huntress ("Politicians exploit economic illiteracy." --Walter Williams)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
You know, I can honestly say I have never watched Oprah. I'm sure I've caught bits and pieces in a waiting room at the Dr's office or seen segments replayed on other shows. But in 25 years I have never actually sat down, turned the TV on, and watched Oprah.
30 posted on 05/25/2011 12:53:28 PM PDT by apillar
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Once I accidentally saw part of an Oprah show. She was pulling a cart onto the stage stacked with 50 lbs. of lard....something about her losing weight.

I'm more careful in my channel surfing now!

31 posted on 05/25/2011 12:56:58 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/01...NEVER FORGET.)
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To: American Quilter

32 posted on 05/25/2011 1:04:09 PM PDT by xp38
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Won’t change my life one iota.


33 posted on 05/25/2011 1:44:16 PM PDT by 4yearlurker (Sorry,no tag line today.)
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To: 4yearlurker

I’ve taken some flak on FR for saying it, but I think the “Blowprah Effect” was the #1 reason for Baraq getting elected. She redirected the soccer mom vote from Hillary to Baraq. Gave this far left unknown massive credibility.


34 posted on 05/25/2011 1:47:44 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: American Quilter
Wasn’t it at least two years ago that she made her initial announcement about leaving

She's only leaving the current syndicated show on network and switching to her own network on cable.

35 posted on 05/25/2011 1:49:25 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Slings and Arrows

24 years too late.


36 posted on 05/25/2011 4:04:29 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: RexBeach; AngelesCrestHighway
I drove Limo's in Dallas while I was in College. During the lead up to the Law Suite the Cattlemen filed against her she was coming here to some place that did mock trials. She traveled under a false name and wore these long dreadlock wigs so the media wouldn't know she was here and tip off the opposing attorneys that they were running mock trials. 

One night I was driving her in a town car from the Four Seasons to Love Field where her plane was and it was storming bad. It was like driving through a fire hose. At the 183 and Mockingbird exit a pick-up hydroplaned through the intersection and got smashed by a dump truck.  She tapped me on the shoulder and asked me my name. I told her and she asked me if I knew who she was. I told her I did and she said , "good, if we end up standing in line in front of the Golden Gates I want to make sure I know somebody!"

I told her that I would get her to her plane safely and not to worry.

Six months later I met her again at her plane at Love Field, she got off the plane, hugged me, greeted me by name and treated me like an old friend.

I had clients that I drove weekly for a year that never learned my name. That told me everything I need to know about that woman and I wish her best of luck in all her endeavors.

37 posted on 05/25/2011 6:18:49 PM PDT by txroadkill ( "The system worked" - J. Napolitano / "We're sooooooo screwed!" -TxRoadkill)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Anyone who has been working for the last 25 years says “who?” “whaa?” “oh, that fat slob?” I put her in the Roseann category.


38 posted on 05/25/2011 9:22:46 PM PDT by bitt
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To: txroadkill

Well!

Maybe I won’t hate on her so much.

If she dumped the Husseins I’d even say I liked her.


39 posted on 05/25/2011 9:27:25 PM PDT by bitt
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To: bitt

I’ve always found it difficult to catch her show.

In college I was too busy working, hanging out, running around.

As a younger woman, I was at work.

As a somewhat older woman, I was too busy running around w/ kids.

As a middle aged woman, I am WAY too busy working and still running around with kids.

I have NEVER had an entire hour at 3 or 4 p.m. to just sit and watch her. I have tried, but always was interrupted.

Probably for the best — and definitely have been turned off by her politics. I don’t know exactly WHO has been so faithful to her, or has had the time to watch her everyday.


40 posted on 05/25/2011 9:32:05 PM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: LibsRJerks

the very same people we are supporting with cable tv and internet, IPhones, housing, food stamps, EBT cards they can cash out, medical and dental care (and gee, no deductibles!)..they can lounge and chow down while we finish up our work and then face the commute home to start the other part of our lives...


41 posted on 05/25/2011 10:39:59 PM PDT by bitt
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To: txroadkill

What a good story! Thanks for the post!


42 posted on 05/26/2011 6:19:01 AM PDT by RexBeach (If two people know, it's not a secret.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I had to watch Oprah’s show once as Tina Turner was a guest and I never miss her. But it was only once.


43 posted on 05/26/2011 6:23:37 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Those who trade land for peace will end up with neither one.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Best Oprah moment: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRbhE3GRiUE


44 posted on 05/26/2011 6:42:48 AM PDT by Sloth (If a tax cut constitutes "spending" then every time I don't rob a bank should count as a "desposit.")
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Whatever Oprah was she was ten times the man that Donahue was anyway.


45 posted on 05/26/2011 12:41:54 PM PDT by bkepley
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Id love Oprah more if she would just buy me a new house and anew car.


46 posted on 05/26/2011 12:44:44 PM PDT by woofie
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