Winfrey to receive Illinois broadcasting honor -

Winfrey to receive Illinois broadcasting honor

CHICAGO (AP) -- Oprah Winfrey is to be honored in Illinois for her broadcasting career.  

The Illinois Broadcasters Association is to induct the talk show queen into its Hall of Fame at a Tuesday luncheon. Association president and CEO Dennis Lyle says Winfrey is "the epitome of broadcasting excellence."  

Winfrey came to Chicago in 1984, when she started hosting "A.M. Chicago" on WLS-TV. That show eventually became "The Oprah Winfrey Show," which will end this month after 25 years.  

Other famous inductees into the Illinois Broadcasters Association's Hall of Fame include Paul Harvey, Hugh Downs and film critics Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel.  


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