Finale of 'Oprah Winfrey' Airs After 25-year Run

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Oprah Winfrey walked on stage for her talk show
finale to a standing ovation from her studio audience.

Winfrey thanked her viewers for watching for 25 years, and
encouraged them to be "more of yourself."

In the show aired Wednesday, she told them that sometimes she
was a teacher, but more often her viewers taught her.

Winfrey taped the last episode of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" on
Tuesday in Chicago.

It was a simply produced series finale filled with a sense of
gratitude -- an entirely different feel to the star-studded
double-episode farewell shows that aired Monday and Tuesday.

Winfrey announced in November 2009 that she would end her
popular talk show. She has since launched her own cable network,
based in Los Angeles.

Marilyn Yon hosted an Oprah party for her 61st birthday.