Oprah's Farewell

By Mary Collins

Oprah's Farewell

May 18, 2011 Updated May 18, 2011 at 10:38 AM EDT

CHICAGO, Ill., (Indiana's NewsCenter)----The United Center in Chicago was the place to be Tuesday night for the taping of two of Oprah's final shows - slated to air Monday and Tuesday, May 23rd and 24th on Indiana's NewsCenter.

The venue was packed to the rafters with 13,000 fans.

Oprah Winfrey has made a career our of surprising people but on Tuesday night, the tables were turned as hundreds of her fans and celebrity friends surprised her to say goodbye.

From Maria Shriver to Aretha Franklin to Tom Cruise, stars paid tribute to Winfrey during the taping of two shows leading up to the talk show queen's grand finale next week.

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