It appears we aren’t the only ones who miss Oprah Winfrey’s beloved talk show.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, the 65-year-old media mogul discussed her long-running TV series, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and revealed that she sometimes wants to bring it back.
“I would love to make that happen, let me tell you. But maybe not every day,” she said. “For 25 years, it was perfect.”
Winfrey went on say that there are times she longs for it more than others, adding, “The only time I missed it was during the election or when something really big happens in the news. I think, ‘Oh gee, I wish I had a show.’”
The best-selling author is currently promoting her new book, The Path Made Clear: Discovering Your Life’s Direction and Purpose, which details her first-ever “aha” moment. “My path became clear the moment, I remember it actually, when I flew into Chicago,” she said. “I thought, ‘If the show isn’t successful, then I’m going to go into advertising.’”
The Oprah Winfrey Show originally premiered in 1986 and aired more than 700 episodes until broadcasting its final segment in 2011. Each installment featured the media mogul interviewing a variety of guests, including celebrities, self-help advisers and ordinary people with extraordinary stories.
Similar to Ellen DeGeneres, Winfrey was known for giving away prizes to members of the live studio audience, even coining the iconic catchphrase: “You get a car. You get a car! Everybody gets a car!”
Oh, how we’ve missed you, Oprah.