'Oprah Winfrey Show' ending in Sept. 2011

November 19, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
Oprah Winfrey will announce on her show Friday that "The Oprah Winfrey Show" will come to an end on September 9, 2011.The show will have ended its 25th year on the air when it ends in 2011.

Oprah started her broadcasting career in Nashville, Tenn., and Baltimore, Md., before relocating to Chicago in 1984 to host WLS-TV's morning talk show "A.M. Chicago." That show was renamed "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in 1985.

A year later, Winfrey established Harpo and her talk show went into syndication. In 1990, Winfrey opened Harpo Studios in Chicago's West Loop neighborhood.

Tim Bennett, the president of Harpo Productions Inc., says Friday's show will "mark an historic television moment that we will all be talking about for years to come."