Farewell, Oprah.

NOTE: Oprah will likely air at 4 PM, right before your local news.

Today is a historic day. It is also a very sad one. Today will end an era of television that has changed the medium forever and for the better, and it will never be matched in quality or longevity forever.

After 25 years and 4,561 shows, Oprah Winfrey will bid farewell to her fans on her daily syndicated talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show. I’ve always wanted to visit the show since I first became aware of Oprah and her show back in 2006 (I previously thought that you could only watch it on a premium channel,) but some things are just not meant to be, and since I was not of the age to request a ticket (you must be 18 years or older to be in the audience), I will never get to watch her do what she does best in person. It’s okay though, I still am and will be a huge fan of hers for as long as I’ll live. Every part of her is extraordinary, from her childhood, to her wit, to her incredible success. Her charitable work has helped countless people, and opening a school in Africa is just the start of what will hopefully be a big development in education and human rights in the poverty-stricken continent. She is an example that anything is possible whether you’re rich in the north or in poverty in the south. Oprah is a living legend and a true example of an all around good person.

Thanks for everything Oprah. I’ve only watched your for 5 years, but you’ve shaped the person that I am. I will make sure to watch your final bow today, and so will everyone who will read this.

Farewell, Oprah.

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