Oprah Says Goodbye

Oprah Winfrey says it has been a "privilege" to host The Oprah Winfrey Show for the past 25 years.

The legendary TV star quit the show to concentrate on her own network, OWN, and as the final episode was aired on May 25, Oprah paid tribute to the viewers who have loyally stood by her over the years.

She told them: "It has been a privilege for me to speak to you here. You let me into your homes to talk to you every day. This is what you allowed me to do, and I thank you for that. But what I want you to know is each of you has your own platform. Do not let the trappings here fool you. Mine is a stage on a studio. Wherever you are, that is your platform, your stage, your circle of influence. That is your talk show and that is where your power lies.

"Everybody has a calling, mine aligned with my profession, my job. Not everybody gets paid for it, but everybody gets called. My great wish for all of you who've allowed me to honour my calling is you carry whatever you're supposed to be doing forward. Don't waste anymore time. Use your light to serve the world."

She also told viewers how the show has helped her grow as a person and teach her valuable lessons.

The 57-year-old presenter said: "I started the show as a job but it was not long before I understood that there was something more going on here. It was more than a job. Something in me connected with each of you in a way that allowed me to see myself in you and you in me. I listened and grew...sometimes I was a teacher and sometimes you taught me."

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