Oprah Closes Chicago Streets to Kickoff 24th Season

September 8, 2009 By:
Oprah Closes Chicago Streets to Kickoff 24th Season

Oprah always goes big. So it doesn’t surprise us that she’s pulling out all the stops for the premiere episode of her 24th season of her talk show.

Oprah has wielded her magic wand to get the most trafficked Chicago street, Michigan Ave, closed all the way from the Chicago Rover to Ohio Street. The episode, which tapes today, will air from that location, which may be good for television, but not for the commuters in Chicago!

15 city buses had to be re-routed as a result of the taping on Michigan Avenue, not to mention all the barricades that have gone in front of all the shops! It’s made for a few angry tourists and residents!

But looking on the bright side, Black Eyed Peas, Criss Angel, Jennifer Hudson and James Taylor are all slated to tape segments which will appear in upcoming episodes today.

Admission is free and the general audience entrance will open at noon. Taping will go from 5-7PM. Who knows….maybe Oprah will have a fabulous gift for all the people who attend! She’s known for her generosity!