Her Majesty has arrived

Will Macon ever be the same?

Winfrey’s plan landed late Thursday afternoon at a hangar at Middle Georgia Regional Airport.

She’s filming an episode of her show Saturday at the Macon City Auditorium and preparations are continuing downtown for the taping.


  1. Probably, but we would have been realllllll smart if we had capitalized more on this with the business community. Having one of the wealthiest people in America, who happens to have one of the top rated televised programs in our town is fabulous.

    Our demographics, history and architecture make this a natural. If we could stop beating each other to a pulp for a moment and realize the opportunities we have here, we could really make this a great place to live and visit.

  2. Doug Deal says:

    So why is she here? I have read 6 articles on her coming and not one reporter bothered to say why she is coming to Macon.

    Usually when a talk show goes on the road it is for SOME purpose.

  3. Doug, read the 7th or 11th article, i’m losing count:


    “When Winfrey first considered doing her “Hometown Tour,” she chose Macon because her ratings are higher here than anywhere else.”

    “”Of all the people in the United States this is the number one city for people watching the Oprah show,” Winfrey said. “What most people do is they go where their numbers aren’t good but I say lets applaud the people that applauded you. … “Take care of your friends first.””

  4. 11/16/07 4:37p.m Article Count update: 21 articles on macon dot com, including the blogs.

    i’ve used all my fingers, toes and pen, someone else is going to have to take up the count from here.

  5. Doug Deal says:

    Thanks Vic.

    They finally mentioned that as a reason on Macon evening news after about the seventh reference to her visit. I remember something about the “inverted pyramid” in a journalism class I took, it would seem the REASON for the visit would be in the first or second paragraph on every article.

    Don’t even question him about crap like that. Haven’t you heard, he is just raising money for children from families with special damn needs.


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