The Moment

11|20|09: Chicago

There's no handbook for how to abdicate, but Oprah Winfrey offered up a pretty good model for monarchs who don't wish to go quietly. Employing her house blend of sentimentality, determination, pride and genuine emotion, the queen of all media announced that the 25th season of The Oprah Winfrey Show would be her last. "This show has been my life. And I love it enough to know when it's time to say goodbye," she said on her show, a tear brimming from each eye. "Twenty-five years feels right in my bones." Those might be her business bones she's feeling. As network-TV...

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