Oprah Winfrey

Rosie O'Donnell, left, and Oprah Winfrey speak to the media after the unveiling of a new sign outside Harpo Studios welcoming "The Rosie Show," to the studio Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, in Chicago. "The Rosie Show" premieres Monday, Oct. 10 on the Oprah Winfrey Network and will be filmed at the former home of "The Oprah Winfrey Show." (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

Oprah Returns To Chicago To Hand Off Former Studio To Rosie O’Donnell

Oprah Winfrey came back to the West Loop studio where she filmed her talk show for 25 years to officially hand it over to Rosie O’Donnell.


Oprah Winfrey attends Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular at the United Center on May 17, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Getty Images)

Oprah Discloses The Two Interview Subjects Who Got Away

Even Oprah doesn’t always get what she wants, as she disclosed during an appearance before cable-industry representatives Thursday in Chicago.


Oprah Winfrey (Christopher Polk/Getty Images for AFI)

Oprah Final Show: ‘There Are No Words To Match This Moment’

Oprah Winfrey wrapped up her quarter-century run as the queen of talk, telling her final show audience that ‘there are not words to match this moment.’

CBS Chicago–05/25/2011

Photo Of Oprah Winfrey. (AP Photo)

Oprah’s Last Show

Audience members did include some familiar faces, such as filmmaker Tyler Perry, TV journalist and former California First Lady Maria Shriver and many more.

CBS Chicago–05/24/2011

Oprah Winfrey signs autographs for fans outside Table 52. (CBS)

Oprah Winfrey Basks In Glow Of Epic TV Run

Oprah Winfrey says she is just living in the moment, trying to take in the meaning of her final days of her talk show reign.

CBS Chicago–05/18/2011

Oprah United Center Show

Oprah, A-List Celebrities Wow Crowd At United Center

Derrick Rose and the Bulls are red hot, but they’re handing over the United Center tonight to a soon-to-depart Chicago superstar by the name of Oprah Winfrey.

CBS Chicago–05/17/2011

Photo Of Oprah Winfrey. (AP Photo)

Oprah Plans 2-Episode Interview With James Frey

Oprah Winfrey’s interview with author James Frey will stretch over two episodes during the final full week of her talk show.


Walter Jacobson

Walter: Oprah Deserves Her Honors

I went to a lunch today I’d like to tell you about — a celebration of the induction of Oprah Winfrey into the Illinois Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame.

CBS 2–05/04/2011

President Obama's Birth Certificate

Before Visting Oprah, Obama Releases Birth Certificate

Before President Obama arrived in Chicago today for a taping of the Oprah Winfrey Show, he hoped to put to rest a long-simmering debate about his U.S. citizenship–releasing his birth certificate that shows he was indeed born in Hawaii.

CBS Chicago–04/27/2011

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Chicago’s Identity Crisis

These days, Chicago has a bit of an identity crisis.

CBS 2–03/29/2011

Rosie O'Donnell

Rosie O’Donnell To Begin Talk Show At Harpo Studios

Oprah Winfrey will soon be skipping town, but Rosie O’Donnell will soon take her place in the West Loop.

CBS Chicago–03/29/2011

Photo Of Oprah Winfrey. (AP Photo)

Oprah To Be Inducted Into Broadcasters’ Hall Of Fame

A familiar face will be inducted into the Illinois Broadcasters Association’s Hall of Fame this spring.

WBBM Newsradio–03/22/2011

Michael Vick

Vick Cancels On Oprah

Michael Vick’s highest-profile one-on-one interview since before going to prison won’t be happening after all. The Eagle’s quarterback canceled his plans to appear on the The Oprah Winfrey Show.


Oprah Winfrey (Christopher Polk/Getty Images for AFI)

Oprah Winfrey Reveals She Has A Sister

Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey today revealed on her show that she recently leaned that she has a sister named Patricia living in Milwaukee.


Oprah Winfrey Cries During A TV Interview With Barbara Walters. (ABC Photo)

Oprah Winfrey: I’m Not Gay

Her long personal and professional relationship with Gayle King has sparked rumors that they are gay, but Oprah Winfrey denies it and breaks into tears in an upcoming TV interview.


Photo Of Oprah Winfrey. (AP Photo)

End Of Oprah Show Leaves Harpo Studios Unbooked

Oprah Winfrey wraps up taping of her show in Chicago in May. What happens to all of the Harpo Productions studio space and hundreds of workers remains up in the air.

CBS Chicago–12/06/2010

Former President George W. Bush

Bush Recounts Katrina, WMD Mistakes On Oprah

George W. Bush recounted the mistakes of his presidency on Oprah Winfrey’s talk show as he launched a book tour to promote his just-released memoir “Decision Points.”


Then-Texas Gov. George W. Bush gives a kiss to Oprah Winfrey after appearing on her show on Sept. 19, 2000, in Chicago, Ill.  (Photo by Tannen MauryAFP/Getty Images)

Winfrey Lands Michael Jackson’s Parents, George Bush

Former President George W. Bush and Michael Jackson’s parents are among the big names booked by “The Oprah Winfrey Show” during November ratings sweeps.


Oprah Winfrey opens a multi-million dollar school for poor South African girls she has funded on Jan. 2, 2007, in Johannesburg. (Photo by: AFP/Getty Images)

Winfrey Disappointed As Ex-Matron Cleared Of Abuse

Oprah Winfrey says she’s “profoundly disappointed” that a former dorm matron at her school in South Africa was cleared of charges of sexually abusing girls.


Michelle Obama, Irene Rosenfeld (Getty Images), Oprah Winfrey (AP Photo)

3 Chicago Women Are World’s “Most Powerful”

They’re tops on Forbes magazine annual list.

WBBM Newsradio–10/07/2010