ČT24 – Highlight – 3.5.2011 — Guest: Jan Zika More info: Oprah Receives Broadcasters Award Tuesday Oprah Winfrey will be inducted into The Illinois Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame for her broadcasting career, which includes 25 years of “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” Winfrey, who Association president Dennis Lyle called “the epitome of broadcasting excellence,” gets inducted during a Tuesday luncheon and joins past inductees Paul Harvey, Hugh Downs, Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel in the Hall of Fame. Winfrey hosted “AM Chicago” in 1984 and transformed it into her own daytime talk show. In 2009, Winfrey said she would be ending the top-rated show. She has since launched the “Oprah Winfrey Network” and announced the last episode of the show will air May 25. Oprah Winfrey taped her first joint interview since 2006 with President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama on April 27, 2011. It was broadcast on May 2, 2011, just a few hours after president Obama announced that US Navy Seals had killed Osama Bin Laden. Although the long-awaited episode had been scheduled for weeks, Oprah considered canceling the show after the announcement as the show could have appeared dated since it did not mention the event.