January 19, 2011 04:00 PM by Veronica Dudo
Your OWN Show: Oprahâ€™s Search for the Next TV Star is all about making dreams come trueâ€”something the Queen of Daytime Talk knows plenty about! Through her 25 years on national television, she has helped many people along the way. On Tuesday, Oprahâ€™s Ultimate Australian Adventure debuted showcasing her December 2010 trip Down Under!â€œCome along with us and feel the beauty of Australia.â€ Oprah said of the four day television event.
Australia welcomed Oprah with open arms, in one episode she excitedly says, â€œI have an â€˜Oâ€™ on the bridge in Sydney!â€
The Oprah Winfrey Show: The Farwell Season has been full of surprises and Oprahâ€™s trip was no different.Â She knocked on doors, walked nearly 500 feet above the Sydney Harbor, sailed her fleet of sail boats with first mate Russell Crowe and visited the world renowned Sydney Opera House.
Oprah even met with Julia Gillard, Australia’s first female Prime Minister. During their private conversation along the bank of the Yarra River Oprah asked, â€œHow exciting is it for you to be the first female prime minister of this country, or does that even register for you?â€
Prime Minister Gillard answered, â€œI don’t get up and think, â€˜I’m a woman doing this job,â€™ but if there’s a girl in an Australian school who lifts her eyes that day and sees me, and says, â€˜I can do anything. I can grow up to be anything,â€™ that’s just so important.â€
A historical grand finale with an all star cast that includes Hugh Jackman, Jay-Z, Bono, Russell Crowe, Olivia Newton-John, Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban, and Bon Jovi is scheduled to conclude Friday on ABC.
Also, be sure to look for behind-the-scenes footage from Oprahâ€™s Australian Adventure to air on the Oprah Winfrey Network.
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