Thursday | September 21, 2017
Lance Interview Shocks Many That Oprah Still On TV

CHICAGO (CAP) - Oprah Winfrey's highly publicized interview with disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong left millions of viewers shocked to hear that the talk show maven was actually still on television.

"Wait - you mean she still has, like, a show and everything?" said Carly Manfred, 42, of South Bend, Ind., who said she had watched Winfrey's syndicated program religiously, but had no idea she had any TV presence whatsoever since it went off the air in 2011.

Asked if she had any knowledge of Winfrey's OWN network, which is available in about 80 million homes including her own home in South Bend, Manfred responded. "OWN ... Nope, I got nothing."

The reaction was similar around the country, where most assumed Oprah had signed off from her daily talk show - where she finally nailed a much-heralded interview with Jesus - and simply retired, or gone back to opening new schools in Africa that nobody wanted.

"Now that I know she's actually on TV I might start watching her again," said Manfred, before thinking for a moment and then adding, "Naaaaaaah."

- CAP News Staff

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