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Oprah will call it quits in 2011

CHICAGO, IL (WKOW) -- The powerhouse daytime television show will end its run after 25 seasons on the air.

Oprah Winfrey said Friday her decision to end The Oprah Winfrey Show came "after much prayer and careful thought."

Winfrey held back tears as she talked to the studio audience. She thanked viewers who invited her into their living rooms over the years.

The 55-year-old Winfrey says when the show started in 1986, she was nervous. She says she never could have imagined the "yellow brick road of blessings" that led her to this moment.

Online reporting by Brock Bergey

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