Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Farewell Oprah

Today, Oprah aired her final show of her 25 year running talk show. She brought us some of the most historical people, celebrities, books, movies, and even jump started a lot of businesses with her Oprah Effect. Now she has her own network, OWN. Basically, there is nothing this woman can't do. But now that she's saying farewell, who will be the next Oprah?

Starting as a journalist and eventually becoming a typical talk show host, she could have easily fallen into the same catergory as Maury and Jenny Jones. However, she took a different approach, promoting more than just baby mama drama and confessions. She went beyond, bringing together high culture and pop culture, combining the two to bring together a product that works for all viewers. Her story is inspiring for me personally, as many journalism students a like. With the newspaper deteriorating and everything going online, along with reality TV taking over, we wonder what we can do to step it up a notch. That's exactly what Oprah did.

So with that in mind.....who will be the next Oprah? Is it possible ? I'm definitely about to start brainstorming :D


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