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Stedman: Chicago doesn't appreciate Oprah

June 6, 2010 at 3:23 PM   |   Comments

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CHICAGO, June 6 (UPI) -- Oprah Winfrey's longtime partner, Stedman Graham, said Chicago doesn't appreciate the media mogul, who is preparing to end her daytime talk show after 25 years.

"I really don't think they appreciate her. I don't think they understand the value of who she is as a human being and what she's done," Graham said of Chicagoans in an interview with WFLD-Channel 32 news last week, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

"I'm just saying from an insider's point of view that I don't think she gets her just due based on who she really is and what she's done for the Chicagoland area. It's home for her, and it's just natural for people to kind of take her for granted -- until you leave. …

"A prophet has no honor in its own town," Graham said.

Winfrey may be leaving daytime television, but she will have her own lifestyle series on her Oprah Winfrey Network on cable.

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