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Oprah Says Buh-Bye to Daytime Televison

After telling her staff about her much-anticipated decision this afternoon, Oprah will tell viewers on Friday that when her syndication deal is up in 2011, she’s done with her television show. The move comes as Oprah puts another minion on to the small screen and ramps up for a January 2011 launch of OWN.

By:           editor editor
On:           Nov 19, 2009
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  • 9 Comments
    • Wade MacMorrighan
      Wade MacMorrighan

      Thank the gods! This woman has always seemed greedy to me, with her $500 hair cuts, etc.! I mean, she is worth 2.5 BILLION dollars, yet she seems to have done so very LITTLE actual good with that money throughout her 25 year career. Shameful!

      My mom told me about 8 years ago that many of the girls who worked on the floor with her at the local nursing home had saved up for many years to take a vacation together, because they were paid so little. So, they decided to really go all out for what little they could scrounge together and give themselves a treat by taking a trip to Chicago (which is right next door to my state) for the express purpose of viewing a taping of the Oprah Winfrey Show. They submitted their application, and were shortly refused tickets. The reason?! They were told that they didn’t make enough money!!! So, then, I decided to watch a few eps. and scanned the audience members: they *all* seemed *very* well-dressed in rather expensive garments, which these women could never afford on their poor salary (bless their hearts)! I felt so bad for these women… Can you imagine?! You wouldn’t think that a TV show would deny someone free tickets based on how much money they make a year, would you?!

      Since hearing this, i have always had a VERY sour spot in my stomach for Oprah. Indeed, I wouldn’t be surprised if her “warmth” and “tenderness” wasn’t just a pretense…a corporate callus that has grown over the years.

      Nov 19, 2009 at 10:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • just
      just

      Who the fuck cares how much she spends on her hair cuts??? She’s worth billions of dollars. She give tons of money to charities and has shed light upon things for the past 25 years that Americans have not wanted to look at. Including us gays. Yeah, I said it. Oprah totally deserves some respect for showcasing gays on her show when it was not popular to do so.

      Oh, and It takes years to get Oprah tickets. You can’t just come off the street and get them. There’s a lottery. And when you do, you are very specifically told how you are to look the day you arrive for taping if you are so fortunate as to walk into the studio.

      Nov 20, 2009 at 1:46 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SouLKid
      SouLKid

      WTF is Wade MacMorrighan talking about?
      This is the woman who built a freaking school in South Africa.

      Nov 20, 2009 at 5:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • scott ny'er
      scott ny'er

      to tell someone how to specifically dress is saying something. Even if one is “fortunate” to walk into the studio. *rolls eyes*

      While I do think one should be represented and appropriately attired to actually tell someone how to dress, that might exclude those who cannot dress in that manner. It’s hard to say because I don’t know how rigid this dress code is, if this is true.

      And I understand that she’s very popular and it’s like winning the lottery to attend her show, but the way it was stated as being fortunate. It leaves a bitter taste in my mouth. There seems to be a caste system almost. Like slumdog millionaire.

      Again, I don’t know what truth there is to what the above posters have said. And I do think if I got tickets I would consider myself lucky. But really, if I have to bow to her, forget about it.

      If the dress code is there and it’s for appropriateness, how appropriate is it for Tom Cruise to jump on people’s sofas. Gimme a break.

      Nov 20, 2009 at 8:08 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      Smart move, she was still doing really well, but her ratings have been going down the last few years. This way, she goes out and people remember her as being on top. If only other TV shows would know when to go out.

      Nov 20, 2009 at 9:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ggreen
      ggreen

      I’m with Kathy Griffith, I like Oprah until she starts thinking shes Jesus.

      Nov 20, 2009 at 10:19 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • just
      just

      @SCOTT N’YER

      I was being sarcastic.

      Sigh

      Nov 20, 2009 at 10:49 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • scott ny'er
      scott ny'er

      @just

      oh. yeah, that didn’t really come across.

      Nov 20, 2009 at 11:23 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rick Heintz
      Rick Heintz

      Uh Wade… I have been to see the show a couple of times when I have family in town and there is no queation about how much money you make to reserve seats. And if it was a guy who made all that money something tell me you would think he is a good business man rather than greedy.

      Nov 20, 2009 at 2:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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