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.