Why is Oprah quitting the Oprah Winfrey Show and Shaniya Davis father Bradley Lockhart on Oprah. The queen of show in the US Oprah Winfrey's contract expires in 2011. Fans accustomed with her show will miss the excitement of the popular show.
Oprah Winfrey is an American media personality, actress, television producer, literary critic and magazine publisher, best known for her self-titled, multi-award winning talk show, which has become the highest-rated program of its kind in history.
She has been ranked the richest African American of the 20th century, the most philanthropic African American of all time, and was once the world's only black billionaire. She is also, according to some assessments, the most influential woman in the world.
It is not only the fans who will be the losers, but CBS too. The company will miss the hundreds of millions that "The Oprah Winfrey Show" was bringing in license fees and advertising revenue over the years.
Others who are not happy with the development include ABC.
The spectacular show was carried by many of its big city stations, attracting a sizeable audience to their local news.
Sony is also upset as it was trying to get the distribution rights to Winfrey's daytime show away from CBS when her deal expired.
Winfrey herself may suffer in the short-term. Showbiz experts say that financially she may lose some bucks by quitting daytime talk. But the decision is going to help her in long term because she would be building an asset.
However, with no words from Winfrey and OWN it is very difficult to jump to any conclusion. The talk show queen is planning to have an appearance on the channel when it launches.
Many say she will do a daily show. But this would be slightly different from what she has been doing for a long time. OWN will benefit from it the most.
In the meantime five year old child Shania Davis' fater Lockhart, appeared on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" via satellite and said he was told that Antoinette Davis had trafficked their daughter to pay off a drug debt. Lockhart told Winfrey that the child was the result of a one-night stand and that Davis had raised Shaniya for the first year of her life before asking him to provide a more stable environment.
Shaniya Davis gruesome murder has shocked millions of people across the nation.