The show is highly influential, especially with women. While early episodes of show followed an exploration of sensationalistic social issues, Oprah eventually transformed her series into a more positive, spiritually uplifting experience marked by book clubs, celebrity interviews, self-improvement segments, and philanthropic forays into world events.
Last Episode25x131 The Oprah Winfrey Show Finale Aired: May. 25, 2011
After 25 years of life-changing television, Oprah hosts the finale of The Oprah Winfrey Show.
Series Fun Facts
- This was the first Oprah show broadcast live in five years. Anita Baker was also scheduled to appear but she had to cancel due to illness.
- During her interview, Jennifer Garner revealed that she'd had to have her ears pierced especially for the $250,000 diamond earrings she'd worn to the Oscars ceremony.
- This show marked Liberace's final public appearance before his death almost 6 weeks later.