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Oprah Winfrey is the “Hollywood T.V. Star of the Week”

By Sean O’Connell And just like that, after 25 years of being in our lives, Oprah Winfrey was gone.

Not without fanfare, mind you. When Winfrey decided to end her long-running, immensely popular daytime talk show program, nearly every major star in Hollywood and beyond flew to Chicago for a blow out celebration. Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise, Will and Jada Smith, Usher, Maria Shriver, Aretha Franklin and the elusive Steadman were just a few of the all-star guests who stopped by to say goodbye, for now, to O.

At home, everyone tuned in. In Chicago, Winfrey’s adopted home town, the final episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” averaged a 13.4 household rating, meaning “around 470,000 Chicago area homes tuned in to watch Oprah take her final bow.”

Her influence was staggering; her reach was global. And her next moves will be closely watched. Winfrey will dedicated time and resources to her OWN Network, which has struggled to get up on its feet. “It’s going to improve exponentially with the amount of time and service I can give to it,” Winfrey promised. We have no doubt.

But this week was not about looking ahead. It was about looking back and celebrating Winfrey’s contributions to television, to America, and to the world. And that’s why we are very proud to announce that Oprah Winfrey has been named the “Hollywood T.V. Star of the Week.”

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