OPRAH WINFREY aired her final show today, May 25th, 2011, after 25-years. But for audience members hoping for a last show spectacular offering favorite things, mega stars, surprise guests or incredible farewell gifts, they may have been a bit disappointed. Not to say they were not excited to be a part of history, but expectations of an “over-the-top” final show was probably on their minds.
Oprah took the day to reflect on her leaving behind a legacy, with advice and spiritual guidance. It was a “no thrills” very somber show, with very little energy or audience participation. While some may have passed on attending her mega shows and waited to be in audience during the final taping, they probably would have found more excitement during her United Center, star filled farewell shows. But on this note, they had to suffice with a box of tissue, to dry their eyes.
Well, Oprah has helped millions over the years, and her daily show will be missed. As she leaves to achieve even more incredible adventures in life, we are sure to see her in the spotlight for many years to come. Oprah has inspired many and you can bet she will continue to do so, in whatever she does from here on out.
Farewell Oprah, just wish you would have stayed in Chicago! Maybe you will miss this great city and come back soon.