Oprah Winfrey: 'It's Time to Say Goodbye'

Through tears, the talk show host thanks her viewers, who "have enriched my life beyond all measure"

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Oprah Winfrey has made it official: In a tearful announcement at the end of her show in Chicago on Friday, she confirmed that The Oprah Winfrey Show will end in September 2011.

“After much prayer and careful thought, I decided that next season, season 25 will be the last season,” Winfrey told audience members. “I love this show. This show has been my life and I love it enough to know when it’s time to say goodbye.”

Of course Winfrey fans can be assured: she won’t be retiring completely. She is preparing to start her own cable channel, OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, a joint venture with Discovery.

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