Goodbye To Oprah-25 years ago...

Twenty five years ago I was sixteen years old. That's the year Oprah came to television. Now I don't think I was an Oprah viewer from the start, but I can remember my watching after I graduated college. I was living in New York with my room mate Lisa LoCicero (of General Hospital fame). We were both studying acting, but more importantly, we were both trying to figure out who we were.

Oprah always had an interesting guest, a motivational point of view, an inspiring story to share. Through the years I have hashed out many a problem saying to a friend "that's like the Oprah show where..." or "well you know Oprah would say that...".

I have always loved Oprah. I loved it when she started the book club. I loved it when she started the Angel network. I loved it when she started having "aha" moments. I have loved every second. The thought that Oprah will not be there like she has been for me since my early twenties, kind of terrifies me a little.

I haven't watched the 3rd to last or second to last shows I have Tivo'd. I know tomorrow is her last show. What will she do on her last show? Are you going to watch? Are you in denial like me?

4 comments:

Suburban Princess said...

I never thought this day would come! Somehow I thought she would stay til September. It's a shame these big shows leave the regular airwaves to go to specialty channels most people dont want, cant afford or dont have access to.

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Karen said...

I feel like I've grown up watching Oprah. I'm really sad to see her show ending.

bevy said...

Call me the "Oprah Scrooge", but I am not her biggest fan. Oh, she has done some amazing things for those less fortunate. (And I do admire her for that - greatly.) She has introduced her book club. She has amazing guests. She does have influence. HOWEVER, I do feel she is TOO influential, and I do feel she is quite aware of that... a bit too much of a holier than thou attitude.

Mrs. Kindergarten said...

One word...
GULP.

Love,
Mrs. Kindergarten