Oprah Winfrey and Rosie O'Donnell unveiled a sign Thursday in front of Chicago’s Harpo Studios. It reads: “Harpo Studios. The Rosie Show. Former Home of The Oprah Winfrey Show.” O'Donnell has started work in the same studio where Winfrey taped her talk show until it ended in May after 25 years.
O'Donnell’s one-hour talk show debuts next month on the Oprah Winfrey Network.
“Not a lot of people get a second shot and this is a second shot that is even bigger than the first shot,” said O’Donnell, who won Emmy awards for her talk show of six years that ended in May 2002.
Winfrey said there was much discussion about the future of Harpo Studios, on Chicago’s west side, when her talk show ended.
“It’s wondering that it gets to rise up and be passed up in the name of entertainment,” Winfrey said.
“I mean really, please,” Winfrey said. “We’re more creative than that.”