The curtain is down on the last “Oprah Winfrey Show.” But while her show might have ended its 25-year run, the legendary TV personality says her relationship with her audience isn’t over.
Following a pair of star-studded farewell shows taped before thousands of fans at Chicago’s United Center last week, Oprah took a more intimate approach with her last episode that aired Wednesday. She filmed the finale a day earlier at her TV home, Harpo Studios, and used the hour to reflect on the insights, lessons, and accomplishments that came from her show’s quarter-century run. An emotional Oprah made clear this had been a journey shared with her friends, fans, and guests, and added that it was only possible because of the love and support that flowed between them over the years. Other stars, including Tyler Perry, Maria Shriver, and Cicely Tyson, were in the audience for the final program. But it was Oprah’s spotlight as she wrapped up her show, which she called “the great love of my life.”