THE LAST OPRAH WINFREY SHOW
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
She didn't give anyone a car. She didn't pass out any of her favorite things. After 25 years, Oprah Winfrey ended her reign as daytime's queen rather quietly. The only guest was Oprah herself. For her last hout, she stood alone on her stage and talked to the nation. She talked about the lessons the show has taught her and urged her audience to learn as she has.
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YOU KNOW IT'S SWEEPS WHEN...
Monday, May 16, 2011
It's the last big sweeps period of the TV season. Legedary shows like Oprah are ending. Mary Hart is leaving Entertainment Tonight and network TV shows are airing their season finales. Of course, there are plenty of sweeps stunts. The over-the-top things your favorite TV shows do to up their ratings.
Oprah - She's been counting down to her last show everyday this month. Celebrities are saying goodbye. She's catching up with her favorite and least favorite guests.
Entertainment Tonight - Even though her replacement, Nancy O'Dell, has been on all season, the show is saying goodbye to Mary Hart. Tonight, Neil Patrick Harris surprised her on set with 29 yellow tulips. One for each year she's been with the show. Tomorrow, Mark Harmon says goodbye.
Inside Edition - The stories always get real trashy on Inside Edition during sweeps, and this may has been no exception. They've done stories on a mom who gave her daughter Botox and a boy who wears dresses.
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Another TV legend is leaving his longtime gig. This will be the last year Jerry Lewis will host his muscular dystrophy telethon.
"As a labor of love, I've hosted the annual Telethon since 1966and I'll be making my final appearance on the show this year byperforming my signature song, `You'll Never Walk Alone," Lewis said.
The 85-year-old said he'll continue serving as national Muscular Dystrophy Association chairman, as he's done since the early 1950s.
For years, the telethon has been a 21 1/2 hour event. But this year, it's been dramatically shortened and will air for only 6 hours in primetime on September 4.
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The ax fells on several low-rated shows today. Here's what won't be back this fall:
Better With You
Brothers & Sisters
No Ordinary Family'
Off the Map
America's Next Great Restaurant
Friday Night Lights
Law & Order: LA
The Paul Reiser Show
America's Most Wanted (quarterly specials will air)
The Chicago Code
Lie to Me
$#*! My Dad Says
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OPRAH'S FINAL SHOWS
Friday, May 13, 2011
After 25 years, there are only 8 new Oprah shows to go. Here's what's coming up for her last week-and-a-half on the air:
Monday 5/16, Tuesday 5/17: Oprah goes to New York City to interview "A Million Little Pieces" author James Frey. Five years after he admitted to Oprah that his book was mostly made up, she checks in to see how he's doing since the controversy.
Wednesday, 5/18: Exclusive with Ralph Lauren. Oprah goes to the American designers estate for a tour and talks with his wife.
Thursday 5/19, Friday 5/20: TBA
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 5/23-5/25: Oprah's 3-day goodbye. Oprah is letting her producers surprise her for the last two shows. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith are confirmed guests.
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DEATH OF BIN LADEN IN QUOTES
Monday, May 02, 2011
"The world is safer. It is a better place because of the death of Osama bin Laden." - President Obama
“Helicopter hovering above Abbottabad at 1AM (is a rare event).” - Twitter user @reallyvirtual of Pakistan who didn't realize he was witnessed the raid that killed bin Laden
“This ends a chapter--the global war on terrorism that has defined a generation, which has defined the US military mission in Afghanistan and Iraq. So many people, so many soldiers have been waiting for this moment.” - Richard Engel, reporting from Bengazi, Libya.
"This momentous achievement marks a victory for America, for people who seek peace around the world, and for all those who lost loved ones on Sept. 11, 2001." - George W. Bush
"I congratulate the president, the national security team and the members of our armed forces on bringing Osama bin Laden to justice after more than a decade of murderous Al Qaida attacks.” - Bill Clinton
“I am overjoyed that we finally got the world’s top terrorist." - Sen. John McCain
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