Oprah Winfrey Gives Cars to Audience

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  1. danalec99

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    Oprah Winfrey Gives Cars to Audience

    CHICAGO (AP) - Talk show host Oprah Winfrey celebrated the premiere of her 19th season Monday by surprising each of her 276 audience members with a new car.

    "We're calling this our wildest dream season, because this year on the Oprah show, no dream is too wild, no surprise too impossible to pull off," Winfrey said.

    Making sure the audience was kept in suspense, Winfrey opened the show by calling 11 audience members onto the stage. She gave each of them a car - a Pontiac G6.

    She then had gift boxes distributed to the rest of the audience and said one of the boxes contained keys to a twelfth car. But when the audience members opened the boxes, each had a set of keys.

    "Everybody gets a car! Everybody gets a car! Everybody gets a car!" Winfrey yelled as she jumped up and down on the stage.

    The audience members screamed, cried and hugged each other - then followed Winfrey out to the parking lot of her Harpo Studios to see their Pontiacs, all decorated with giant red bows.

    One woman stepped up onto the frame of a driver's side door, put her head on the roof and hugged the vehicle.

    Winfrey said the audience members were chosen because their friends or family had written to the show about their need for a new car. One woman's young son said she drove a car that "looks like she got into a gunfight"; another couple had almost 400,000 miles on their two vehicles.

    In other segments on the show, Winfrey surprised a 20-year-old girl who had spent years in foster care and homeless shelters with a four-year college scholarship, a makeover and $10,000 in clothes. And a family with eight foster children who were going to be kicked out of the house they were renting were given $130,000 to buy and repair the home.

    "The Oprah Winfrey Show," which debuted in 1986, is syndicated to 212 domestic markets and 109 countries.
     
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    molested_cow No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Sure she's got left overs for me.....
     
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    God. Oprah doesnt really cut corners does she :shock:
     
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    Scott WRG Editor King of Smoothness

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    It's nice to see someone with more money than god doing something purely to make people happy. Thanks Oprah!
     
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    Purely to make people happy? I don't think so.
     
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    Scott WRG Editor King of Smoothness

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    Heh, is that a glass half empty I hear :)
     
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    :lol: :lol:
     
  8. Chase

    Chase I am now benign! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    ...well, considering one of the articles I read mentioned Pontiac "donating" the cars....hmmm :)
     
  9. Karalee

    Karalee hOtLiPs!

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    She gets all the stuff for donations. You dont think she actually spends her own money do you :LOL:

    Oprah has the ultimate hookup.
     
  10. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I really, really, really dislike Oprah.

    She does basically nothing but gossip and takes home more money than most countries GDP.

    She pretends to care about serious issues but she could probably solve most of those problems with a small fraction of her bank account.
     
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    Sorry gang, I'm going with Mikey on this one. :)
     
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    Let's see, do I want to get tickets to Oprah or Springer? Does she spend any of her own money on these giveaways? Who knows. But good on her to use her fame and tv show to get people like Pontiac to donate these things. I sure wouldn't complain if I was in her audiance. There are a good many so called celebrities and sports figures bringing in bucket loads of cash that give nothing back. I won't even go into the degrading things other shows get there participants to go through in hopes of winning some stupid thing.
     

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