Finally, a glimmer of hope! Oprah Winfrey revealed details on whether or not her show will return, including the factors that will help change her mind.
In ’84, “The Oprah Winfrey Show” aired for the first time and continued till 2011, when the host, Oprah Winfrey, decided it was time to pack up and pursue other projects.
Now, eight years later, Winfrey is giving millions of fans across the world a glimmer of hope for the possible return of her show. The media mogul while speaking with ET Canada, during the tour of her book “Path Made Clear: Discovering Your Life’s Direction and Purpose,” revealed that she would like to revive her famous talk show.
The media billionaire noted that the 25 years the show aired were perfect apart from the fact that it aired every day, and should she revive it, it would no longer be a daily show.
When asked if she missed it, Winfrey responded that when it’s election time or something significant happens, she wished she had a show to discuss the issues arising from those events. Winfrey also revealed the time she realized what her path in life was and what she wanted to do.
According to the media personality, her path became evident when she sat in an American Airlines flight to Chicago. At the time, the billionaire celebrity didn’t know if her show would be successful.
What Winfrey knew at the time, was that should the show fail, she would go into advertising, but either way, Chicago would be her home for always.
The show became successful, and as much as she misses being a host, the 65-year-old philanthropist is busy raising funds through her book to support the Boys and Girls Club of her native Attala County, Mississippi; she started the organization 13 years ago.
In May, a critic who thought Winfrey was not doing enough came for her on Instagram after she shared a picture of herself and a graduate of Colorado College.
The author had given the commencement address at the school’s graduation ceremony; in her post, she revealed that she gave out copies of her book to 571 graduates after shaking their hands.
The critic took to the comment section to compare the award-winning host to billionaire, Robert F. Smiths, who paid off the college loans of the graduating class at Morehouse College in Atlanta.
According to the critic, Winfrey should have done the same, and the Daytime Emmy winner responded with facts that set her accuser straight.
The Emmy-winning host said she had paid about $13 million in scholarship, and put 400 men through Morehouse, thereby silencing her critic.
Winfrey continues on her book tours and charity works, and her fans can keep their fingers crossed that one day soon, she might return to daytime television.