Oprah’s swan song: Your guide to this week’s spectacle


Oprah Winfrey gestures as she is surrounded by, from left, Patti LaBelle, Beyoncé, Madonna, Dakota Fanning and Halle Berry during a star-studded double-taping of "Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular," in Chicago. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)

When is Oprah’s last show?

After 25 years, Harpo Studios will release the final episode of Oprah’s syndicated daytime talk show on Wednesday, May 25. The two day-orgy of celebrity testimonial-izing that started on Monday and continues Tuesday is a separate pre-taped special, called “Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular.”

What time will the show air locally?

In D.C. the Oprah finale will air during the show’s regular time slot, on WJLA Channel 7, at 4 p.m. In the Baltimore area, the show will air on WBAL Channel 11, also at 4 p.m. (In Chicago, where Oprah’s Harpo Productions is based, her show airs at 9 a.m. -- that’s 10 a.m. Washington time. So, if you don’t care about spoilers, so check back here for early information, based on reports coming out of the Windy City.)

Who are the show’s guests?

Any details, including the guest list, for the grand finale are still under lock and key. Monday’s Part 1 of “Surprise Oprah!” featured some of the brightest stars in the Hollywood firmament, including Tom Hanks, Madonna, Tom Cruise, Mrs. Tom Cruise, Beyonce, Halle Berry, Queen Latifah, and Diane Sawyer. Part 2, airing Tuesday, is promised to be just as chock-full-of-celebrities, including Aretha Franklin, Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, Michael Jordan, and Rosie O’Donnell.

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