Oprah's Spectacular Farewell

By WEEK Reporter

May 17, 2011 Updated May 17, 2011 at 9:34 PM CDT

After dozens of Emmys, 30,000 guests, and more than 4500 episodes the Oprah Winfrey show is calling it a wrap after 25 years.

The talk show queen taped 2 of her final shows at the United Center in Chicago Tuesday, more than 20,000 people lined up for what promised to be a star studded finale.

One hundred AND fifty thousand viewers registered for the free tickets, but only 2-thousand make it through to see the "Surprise Oprah Farewell Spectacular."

Viewers can watch those episodes next Monday - Wednesday on WEEK at 4pm.

Gina Morss will also take a look back on the most honored day-time talk show in history and the central illinois guests Oprah has talked to along the way.

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