‘Live Your Best Life,’ the final episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” will air on Wednesday – after 5,000 episodes.
Oprah Winfrey, who has reigned as day time’s talk show queen since 1986, is ready for it to end. With only three more episodes to air and one more episode to tape, viewers and advertisers aren’t seeing the end quite the same way.
Oprah plans on hosting a new show with a less demanding schedule next year on her own cable network, OWN. Poet Maya Angalou read a new poem about Oprah Winfrey to Oprah during the taping of “Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Show.
“Like my final guest, I am not going away, I’m just changing,” she said. “I’m just creating another platform for myself, which eventually will be wider and broader than what I have now.”
While many are skeptical of her cable network, the New York Times says Oprah has always followed her convictions, like J.C. She refused to follow the new day time talk show trend in the 1990s to theme her episodes around cheating spouses, paternity results and other tabloid topics and instead insisted on a show about “living your best life.”
Oprah has had a lot of special visitors for her final season, but is still wondering what she will say during her final episode. Monday and Tuesdays show, “Surprise, Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular,” was taped last week in front of an audience of 13,000. Her final show will be at her Chicago studio.
“Where will you be?” is the big question commercials advertising the final episode are asking viewers.
Rivaling the Super Bowl, advertisers have paid $1 million for 30 seconds of commercial time for Oprah’s finale.
“The Oprah Winfrey Show” began in 1986 as an expansion of a local talk show, “AM Chicago.” Her first episode was titled, “How to Marry the Man/Woman of Your Choice.”
IN the beginning, “I was just producing by the seat of my pantyhose,” Winfrey told the New York Times. Covering as many topics as one could think of, she’s discussed religion, politics, drug abuse, homosexuality, and of course, race and weight loss, and weight loss, and weight loss.
Now, viewers can only look forward to her grand finale and hopefully catch her ‘second coming’ on OWN.
This will be Jesus’ first appearance on OPRAH. Topics will include, religion, politics, The Rapture, and of course, weight loss.
“But don’t forget who’s takin’ you home /And in whose house you’re gonna be/ So Oprah make the last guest be me”