Oprah Winfrey kicked off her last original episode of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" by telling a studio audience that the broadcast would be a simple, celebrity-free affair focused on what her audience has meant to her.
"You and this show have been the great love of my life," a tearful Winfrey told viewers in "The Oprah Winfrey Finale," taped before an audience of 400 on Tuesday afternoon and broadcast on Wednesday morning.
"This last show is really about me saying thank you," she said. "It is my love letter to you."
Wearing a simple pink dress, Winfrey took the stage to a standing ovation and showed clips from some of her earliest broadcasts while sharing her life lessons with viewers.
"Thank you, America. There are no words to match this moment."