The "Oprah effect" is national, so it's no surprise some local fans are sad to see the media mogul's show come to an end.
The Oprah Winfrey Show's last episode will air Sept. 9, 2011 to mark its 25th anniversary. Local fans have been featured on the show, like the ladies who work the cafeteria at North Laurel (MD) Elementary School.
"She's got really good topics," said Oprah makeover recipient Eisele Couch. "I try to pay attention to what she influences the viewers. She's just made women stronger in their field." But women aren't the only fans. Men in Delmarva (Delaware/Maryland/Virginia area) say Oprah has impacted them in a positive way, too.
"She introduced to me a lot of books," said Earl Thomas. "They're inspirational to me." Ellen Dunn of the Wicomico Public Library has seen high demand for selections from Oprah's Book Club...she makes sure to have her recommended titles available. Video from WBOC.