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Oprah Winfrey in New York City
A retrospective of Oprah Winfrey's TV show in New York City
Oprah Winfrey and David LettermanOprah Winfrey TV Show In New York City
Oprah's TV show is normally shot in Chicago, but every every once-in-a-while Oprah does her show from another city..
In the week beginning September 10th 2007, Oprah launched her new TV show season from the WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Each day she did a 9/11 tribute show to about 4500 people and one of her guests on the first show was David Letterman.

The TV show topic schedule was:

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 10
The new season of The Oprah Winfrey Show launch with first-time guest David Letterman. Lisa MariePresley also appeared during the live episode in a special performance. This was the first time the Oprah show has launched a new season outside of Chicago.

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 11
The Oprah Winfrey Show paid a special tribute to the children of 9/11 who lost a parent six years ago. These children will share with Oprah their uplifting and touching stories about how they are rebuilding their lives.

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 12
Oprah sat down for an exclusive one-on-one interview with Mary Winkler, the wife and mother of three who in 2006 killed her husband, Matthew Winkler, a minister from Selmer, Tennessee. Speaking for the first time since being convicted of manslaughter and serving a total of seven months for the crime, Winkler opens up about the abuse within her marriage, reveals details from the day her husband died, and shares why she’s decided to speak out now.

Oprah in New York CityTHURSDAY SEPTEMBER 13
Fredand Kim Goldman (the father and sister of slain Ron Goldman) speak out on why the Goldman family has decided to publish O.J. Simpson’s controversial book. Christopher Darden, a prosecuting attorney in O.J. Simpson’s criminal trial, will also participate in the discussion.

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 14
Designer Vera Wang shows how every woman can have high-style fall fashion looks while on a budget.

SUMMARY
The Oprah TV shows in New York City did not go as smoothly as planned. With over 25,000 tickets to the show distributed, many fans complained that the venue and the amount of people in the audience made it feel impersonal. The quality and fell of TV show productions always suffer when the audience gets too large and each Oprah show in New York City had over 4500 people, which is over ten times larger than Oprah's normal audience in Chicago.

After the shows were complete, many New York City newspaper critics complained that Oprah was grandstanding on the back of the 9/11 tragedies to boost her ratings for her upcoming season. Oprah responded that she didn't need to boost anything as she is already tremendously successful and her fans will follow her anywhere, although her recent foray into XM satellite radio was a disaster, which resulted in very few new subscribers for the channel.

 
 


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