Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Day 137

Goodbye Oprah (daytime) Show!

Oprah Studios taped their last show today for her talk show. I drove by it since I'm down there 1-2 times a week, and it was a buzz of people. Not like it isn't usually, but cameras were on the street interviewing people that walked by, that went into her store, and that were taking pictures. I made sure there were no camera guys around when I jumped out to grab a couple shots.

I have attended 3 tapings for the Oprah show. First time ever, a patient from the dentist I worked for, worked for the show and got my husband and I tickets. We saw Halle Berry talking about her movie, "Losing Isaiah." I was 9 mos. pregnant with my oldest! 

The second time it was to see Matt Damon and Billy Bob Thornton for "All the Pretty Horses." 

Third was THE BEST! I actually saw Johnny Depp in person! He was promoting the movie, "Finding Neverland." Kate Winslet and Freddie Highmore also made appearances. Get this.. my oldest was scheduled to come tape questions for Depp the day before, but the lawyers for Oprah decided that kids under 18 could not be in the audience due to Depp's drinking on the stage. Obviously, Highmore's agent worked that out for him. I took one of my very bestest good buddies, and they checked us in, then whisked us away on buses to the theater to see the movie. It was so good. We were all crying, then had to go right back to tape the show. We all looked less than perfect. 

I have several near misses stories about Oprah. Very exciting things, but they didn't work out last minute. Oh well.. wasn't meant to be. :)
Here's Oprah studios. She will still be around with the OWN stuff, but it's iconic for Chicago that her studio was here all those years. 

Day 137
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ISO 200, f/8, ss 1/80, 18 mm




13 comments:

Kristal said...

Not an Oprah watcher, but she really did great things with her life.

Amy said...

How very cool!

My BFF lives in the Chicago area and when I lived in MI, she asked if I'd go to a taping with her if she got tickets. It never worked out though :-(

Amanda said...

Very cool! I watched Oprah a lot when I was in college, but I haven't had the time since having a family. I do think she is amazing though!

Leslee said...

♥ Oprah!! Will miss her show, but I know that with her new network OWN we will continue to see her! What an great opportunity to be able to see her studio...

Tracy said...

waaa!!! I attempted many times to attend her show. I have to say I am envious. It was something I always wanted to do. How lucky for you to have known someone on the inside. Three times! I'll miss her and look forward to her new adventure.

karren said...

This is a nice photo. I like the reflection in the glass.

Chelsea said...

Wow, so awesome! Great stories too...I'm excited to see what comes of her surprise guests on the finale!

Catherine said...

Awww, jealous of your time in her audience! Sooo would've loved to do that (a girlfriend and I always said we'd make it a girls outing one day). Sigh!

Carrie said...

Wow! Very cool that you've attended the show three times. I bet seeing Johnny Depp was awesome.

Lynn said...

How neat! Chicago is on my to-go-to list. Hopefully I'll have a chance to the studio even though it will be used differently now.

Catherine said...

Sooo jealous that you've gotten to go to 3 tapings! That was on my bucket list, but obviously did not happen.

Missus Wookie said...

Cool stories - not watched Oprah much but do get her magazine. Wish the OWN network was available online here.

Karin said...

SO COOL! I would have been very excited to see Matt Damon at her show.