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Old 09-13-2004, 05:03 PM   #1
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Default Oprah gives away 276 cars....????

She doesn't have good taste in my book, but I guess she does ok with car choices.

Then again, I think alot of credit goes to Pontiac for this one:

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Oprah Winfrey Gives Cars to Audience

1 hour, 55 minutes ago


CHICAGO - Oprah Winfrey celebrated the premiere of her 19th season by surprising each of her 276 audience members with a new car.


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"We're calling this our wildest dream season, because this year on the Oprah show, no dream is too wild, no surprise too impossible to pull off," Winfrey said on the show that aired Monday.


Winfrey said the audience members were chosen because their friends or family had written about their need for a new car. One woman'* young son said she drove a car that "looks like she got into a gunfight"; another couple had almost 400,000 miles on their two vehicles.


Making sure the audience was kept in suspense, Winfrey opened the show by calling 11 people onto the stage. She gave each of them a car — a Pontiac G6.


She then had gift boxes distributed to the rest of the audience and said one of the boxes contained keys to a 12th car. But when everyone opened the boxes, each had a set of keys.


"Everybody gets a car! Everybody gets a car! Everybody gets a car!" Winfrey yelled as she jumped up and down on the stage.


The audience screamed, cried and hugged each other — then followed Winfrey out to the parking lot of her Harpo Studios to see their Pontiacs, all decorated with giant red bows.


The cars, which retail for $28,000, were donated by Pontiac.


"A little idea grew into a big idea," Mary Henige of Pontiac told The Associated Press.


She added that Pontiac will pay for the taxes and the customizing of the cars.


In other segments on the show, taped Thursday, Winfrey surprised a 20-year-old girl who had spent years in foster care and homeless shelters with a four-year college scholarship, a makeover and $10,000 in clothes. And a family with eight foster children who were going to be kicked out of their house were given $130,000 to buy and repair the home.


"The Oprah Winfrey Show," which debuted in 1986, is syndicated to 212 domestic markets and 109 countries.


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And i never wanted to watch that why? I didn't go why? Damn nation I knew god hated me!! Much rather have a Comp G, one of those, but i could just trade the G6 in for a Comp G.

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Saw that this morning. Man, talk about some lucky *** people! You know there was some dude there that was forced to go because his wife made him, now he'* thanking her!
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The cars, which retail for $28,000, were donated by Pontiac.

She added that Pontiac will pay for the taxes and the customizing of the cars.
THOSE are the two lines that I have a hard time believing!
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The cars, which retail for $28,000, were donated by Pontiac.

She added that Pontiac will pay for the taxes and the customizing of the cars.
THOSE are the two lines that I have a hard time believing!
are they gonna be on "pimp my ride" also or what??
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that is so awesome. She is really a generous person and gives to a lot of charities. Yay for the people who got the cars!!
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I watched that and could not believe my eyes. Wow, I wish someone would give me a free car. She made a lot of wishes come true today, and I am so glad that she finally gave people the right kind of car!!!!
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the sad part is...that since the cars were given to them, they will not treat them as they worked for them...and i bet within 5 years, alot of them will be junk.
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it not like she cant afford it...
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shhh dont tell anybody but I watched that today. I thought it was really cool of her.
the sliding sun roof looks awsome.
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