Maya Angelou once said, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Oprah’s legacy leaves behind a trailblazing path for women to make a difference. Her show featured inspiring stories that will forever be imprinted in the hearts of those her life touched.
Chicago mornings with Oprah brought families together, reuniting people to share their deepest thoughts and hidden secrets. Her show captivated millions in the best of television broadcasting.
Inspiring stories, positive messaging, and tearful tales of ordinary people brought humanity to the light. Oprah has left behind a tangible legacy in daytime television.
Is Oprah a trailblazer? She has clearly defined a path for inspiring networks.
With the expectation of greatness, Oprah leaves a lasting impression for inspiring women. This is a pioneer. She made a large impact in her viewers. Many will miss what she brought to the audience. Oprah’s favorite things were always a fan favorite. Others are calling it the end of an era. Everything Oprah touched turned to gold, just look at those in Oprah’s Book Club.
Actor Tom Hanks has said, “Oprah has been enlightenment personified. Men now know how to communicate their feelings to their loved ones, because of Oprah. Kids know now how to tell the truth about what has happened to them, because of Oprah. Women will come in and talk about the secret things that have made them unhappy or kept their dreams from coming true, because Oprah has made it possible to answer the questions that everybody has. So Oprah was a pioneer in that way.”
Oprah’s impact on television transformed lives. She has connected people with her television show in encouraging ways. Education became possible for 64,688. Lives changed with education. Paying it forward, these are lives impacted by Oprah’s show.
With the departure of Oprah’s talk show many are left hanging. What will be next? Who will fill her shoes?
Inspiring television programs are hard to find.
Her final broadcasts air this week. As Hollywood came to Chicago to honor her, Oprah’s farewell surprise party became a star-studded event. Throughout the final season, many celebrities appeared and spoke about their favorite moments with Oprah. Celebrities shared their thoughts and farewell wishes as they wished her success.
The Oprah Show has inspired thousands of men and women, an icon who helped others fulfill their dreams.
As the final curtain closes the announcer can say, “Oprah has left the building.”