4. Oprah Winfrey’s farewell
It wasn’t a surprise that Oprah Winfrey was leaving her popular TV talk-show after 25 years. The media maven made sure her fans were aware that 2011 was the last year she’d be hosting the TV staple, but her two-part farewell show was a sight to behold. With celebrities like Tyler Perry, Will Smith, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jordon, Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise and Halle Berry gracing the stage to honor Oprah, it was like a Who’s Who of Hollywood, but it wasn’t all about the celebrities. Oprah was also honored by many she’d quietly helped over the years, including several Morehouse graduates and students across the country.