There was only one guest on the final episode of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" -- Oprah Winfrey. Winfrey walked out on a stage for the last time to a standing ovation from an audience filled with friends and family, including her longtime boyfriend Stedman Graham, filmmaker Tyler Perry, her fourth-grade teacher Mrs. Duncan and her former Baltimore talk show co-host Richard Sher. "There are no words to match this moment," began Winfrey, clad in a pink dress with ruffles cascading down the front.
But somehow Winfrey, striking a more reverent tone than the preceding days when a parade of surprise celebrity guests saluted the media mogul, found the words over the next hour to express her gratitude to her audience, her staff and even God for allowing her to fulfill her calling. "It's no coincidence that a lonely little girl who felt not a lot of love...it's no coincidence that I grew up to feel the genuine trust, validation and love from you," she said toward the end of the show, addressing her audience in the studio and the one watching her from television sets in 150 countries. "You and this show have been the greatest love of my life," she said, choking back tears.
With only a single pink chair on stage, Winfrey held court, telling the audience that today she would not be giving away cars nor were there any trinkets hidden beneath their seats. Instead, Winfrey used her final show, the 4,561st, to thank the audience that made hers the No. 1 talk show for its entire 25-year run.
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