Chicago Mayor Has Own Ideas Why Oprah Called It Quits

Nov 20, 2009  •  Post A Comment

Chicago Mayor Richard Daley has a theory why Oprah Winfrey is ending her syndicated talk show, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

He says complaints about the city shutting down North Michigan Avenue for two days at a cost of $54,832 in city services for her 24th season premiere in September may have been too much for Winfrey, who has since reimbursed Chicago taxpayers

The Sun-Times quoted Mayor Daley as saying, "When the controversy came up on Michigan Avenue, and people were criticizing her in the media, the first thing I said is, ‘She’s paying for everything on Michigan Avenue.’ I said, ‘So, why are you criticizing her?’ The merchants loved it, we had huge recognition around the world when she opened her show … And so, you keep kicking people, and people will leave. Simple as that."

–Tom Gilbert

One Comment

  1. Hands down, Apple’s app store wins by a mile. It’s a huge selection of all sorts of apps vs a rather sad selection of a handful for Zune. Microsoft has plans, especially in the realm of games, but I’m not sure I’d want to bet on the future if this aspect is important to you. The iPod is a much better choice in that case.

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