Winfrey gets street named after herMay 13th, 2011 - 6:06 am ICT by IANS
London, May 13 (IANS) Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey has been immortalised with a street name in Chicago, where her talk show is based.
The 100th block of North Carpenter Avenue in the city - which is the location of her chat show - has been renamed as Oprah Winfrey Way.
“It is really just a full-circle miracle story that a little coloured girl born in Kosciusko, Mississippi, on a red dirt road ends up with my name on a street in the greatest city in the world, Chicago. So, thank you! That’s better than an Oscar or an Emmy,” contactmusic.com quoted her as saying.
Mayor Richard Daley - who was with Winfrey to unveil the road sign - described her as a “great presence” in the city.
“There isn’t enough time or adequate words that can describe what your 25-year journey has meant to Chicago. Your presence in Chicago has been a gift over two decades. The ‘Oprah Winfrey Show’ has drawn worldwide attention to our city and an instinctive energy from it,” said Daley.
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