It’s been two years since “The Oprah Winfrey Show” was laid to rest, but the Queen of Daytime Television has a new plan in the works to reconnect with her old viewing audience.
“One of the things I’m preparing to do is a speaking tour,” she revealed in a recent interview with New York Magazine. “That’s what I see in the future, in terms of my connection to an audience.”
She went on to say that she has a lot of fun ideas in store for the OWN, but none of them include another daily talk show.
“I don’t think I will ever be sitting in front of an audience again doing a show like “Oprah.” The truth is, I really don’t miss trying [to do a show] every day,” she said. “If I got in the car by 8:10 a.m. and was home by 8:20 p.m., that was a good day, for 25 years. What took up the time was not the show. It’s all the other preparation, and the business of the business. I don’t miss that.”
“But I do miss the day-to-day connection,” she added. “When you tell 10 million people about something about which you are enthusiastic, and they trust you, you can get a million people to respond. I miss that immediate direct access. So now I do it through Twitter.”
The new speaking tour would be a great gift for someone who never had the opportunity to see a live “Oprah Winfrey Show” taping!