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Oprah to Go Off the Air in 2011

So long, Oprah Winfrey Show.

Tim Bennett, the president of Harpo, Oprah's production company, has announced that the show will go off the air.

"Tomorrow, Oprah will announce live on The Oprah Winfrey Show that she has decided to end what is arguably one of the most popular, influential and enduring programs in television history," the statement read. "The sun will set on the Oprah show as its 25th season draws to a close on September 9, 2011."

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A rep for Winfrey previously said the daytime queen planned to make an announcement by year's end about whether she was planning to make a leap from her current daytime talk show to her previously announced cable channel, the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). No further details were available.

The Oprah Winfrey Show is currently the longest-running daytime television talk show in the United States, having run nationally since September 8, 1986.

The show was named one of the best television series of the 20th century in 1998 by Time magazine; TV Guide hailed it as one of the top 50 greatest American shows of all time in 2002.

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Throughout the years, Winfrey had several unforgettable moments.

On December 25, 1986, Liberace made his final public appearance on Oprah, dying six weeks later from AIDS.

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Winfrey also frequently chronicled her weight ups and downs on her show, even doing a show titled "The Weight Wagon" in November 5, 1988. The episode featured her wheeling out a wagon containing fat, representing the weight she had lost.

In 2005, Tom Cruise proclaimed his love for Katie Holmes by jumping on a couch.

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Winfrey recently came under fire for hosting a show with Charla Nash, who revealed what her face looked like for the first time since she was mauled by a 200-pound chimpanzee.

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