Oprah Says Teary Farewell After 25 Years On Air

America said an emotional goodbye to the queen of talk shows yesterday, as the Oprah Winfrey show went out for the final time after an unprecedented 25 years on air.

Teary eyed from the start, the TV legend took viewers on a trip down memory lane in her last outing, starting with a clip from her first ever show, aired in September 1986.

The final show was deeply entrenched in philosophy, with Winfrey trying to pass on wisdom to viewers between the curtain finally came down: “What is all life? What is every flower, every rock, every tree, every human being? Energy. And you’re responsible for the energy you create for yourself, and you’re responsible for the energy that you bring to others,” she proclaimed. “You and this show have been the great love of my life,”

As the show was brought to a close, there were more tears in the studio than in Gypsy’s vase, with the talk show host’s last words being: “I thank you for being as much of a sweet inspiration for me as I’ve tried to be for you. I won’t say goodbye. I’ll just say, Until we meet again. To God be the glory.”

With Paul Simon’s ’10 Years’ playing, Winfrey then proceeded to walk through the crowd, before hugging backstage staff and picking up her dog saying “We did it, Sadie.” OTB would question the canine’s contribution to the final show – perhaps she was behind a camera filiming…

But her fans shouldn’t worry, as it’s not the end for the talk show host, with the Oprah Winfrey Network TV Channel being launched earlier this year.