Below, watch video of Oprah tearing up as she announces that her show will end in 2011 after 25 years on the air.
Her full statement:
"So here we are, halfway through the season 24. And it still means as much to me to spend an hour everyday with you as it did in 1986. So why walk away and make next season the last? Here is the real reason. I love this show. This show has been my life. And I love it enough to know when it's time to say goodbye. 25 years feels right in my bones and it feels right in my spirit. It's the perfect number, the exact right time."
Watch (via NBC Chicago):