Orpah will leave the building (presumably buying it, and the country it’s based in, on the way out) in 2011. I… I… I’m too emotional to comment further right now. Somebody pass me a diamond-studded, monogrammed hankie to wipe my retouched nose on. It’s like a long, deadly world war is ending for me. Now, on to the guerrilla quagmires!
After more than 20 years in which Oprah Winfrey shook up the medium of the daytime talkshow, rising to become a ratings and cultural powerhouse, she is to announce today that she is bringing her show to an end.
Yesterday she told her 600 staff in Chicago that the Oprah Winfrey show would end in September 2011. That will be its 25th season, after it was first broadcast to the US in 1986.