'The Oprah Winfrey Show' will end in 2011

Thursday, November 19, 2009 | 8:56 p.m. CST; updated 9:37 p.m. CST, Thursday, November 19, 2009

CHICAGO — "The Oprah Winfrey Show," an iconic broadcast that grew over two decades into a daytime television powerhouse and the foundation of a multibillion-dollar media empire, will end its run in 2011 after 25 seasons on the air, Winfrey's production company said Thursday night.