Oprah Winfrey’s Last Episode Generates Web Buzz

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“This is my love letter to you,” she reportedly told the audience during her taping Tuesday in Chicago.

Details are hitting the web about Oprah Winfrey’s final episode, which tapes today in Chicago.

Access Hollywood reports that no stars appear on the last show (airing Wednesday) Instead, she shares her life lessons and revisits clips from 25 years on the air.

“This is my love letter to you,” Oprah reportedly said.

Though her eyes fill with tears occasionally, she never lost her composure, the site reports.

Access also claims that Maria Shriver, Suze Orman, Tyler Perry, trainer Bob Greene, BFF Gayle King and longtime partner Stedman Graham were in the audience.

Several of Winfrey’s colleagues also spoke to THR about working with the TV icon. Erik Logan, president of Harpo Studios, recalled meeting her for the first time.

“I was struck by just how present she was in the conversation,” he told THR. “A lot of people you meet in the business are distracted, preoccupied, thinking about the next move. Oprah was 100% present. She listened to what I had to say, heard what I had to say. I recognized that her attention to detail is what made her successful in business. The person you see on The Oprah Winfrey Show is the same one you see behind the scenes. There’s not a façade. Purely from a television point of view, she is the surrogate for the audience. She has the ability to channel what the viewers are feeling. She’s your advocate, she’s there for you, she’s speaking on your behalf. Without question, she’s one of the greatest communicators on the planet. She can take information that’s emotional, statistical, hard, controversial, and find a way to thread the conversation so everybody can understand.”

Added Nate Berkus, the interior designer often featured on her show: “She’s simply one of the best teachers in the world. A great teacher doesn’t just sit and go through a laundry list of stuff that they want you learn, a great teacher opens up the way you think so that you can come up with the questions on your own.”

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