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Oprah-geddon: Winfrey To Quit Show In 2011

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Nov 20, 2009 12:12AM

News has broken that Oprah Winfrey will shut down her show, based right here in Chicago, in the fall of 2011, at the conclusion of the show's 25th season, Crain's reports. The final show will air September 9, 2011. Mark your calendars.

Update: The Trib's Phil Rosenthal confirms and says Oprah will address the decision on her live show tomorrow, the last live show until after the New Year (though new taped episodes will continue to air).

Update 2: Harpo, Inc President Tim Bennett sent a letter to stations airing Oprah about the decision.