October 23, 2009

Oprah's Visit to the State Fair Of Texas Scheduled For Monday, October 26 at 4pm on WFAA-TV

Dallas, Texas - On October 11 and 12, D-FW was buzzing when Oprah Winfrey did what thousands of Texans do each year; she traveled to Dallas for a firsthand look at the State Fair of Texas. She brought friends Gayle King, Nate Berkus and Ali Wentworth along for the ride. Monday afternoon at 4 p.m., the group's visit to the Fair is chronicled on a new edition of "Oprah."

Cameras rolled as the crew toured the Fair and got fitted with cowboy hats and boots. With fried food as one of the main attractions, Oprah and Gayle stopped by to meet the "king of deep fried decadence" the man behind well-known local creations such as fried Coca-Cola, fried cookie dough and the Fair's 2009 "Big Tex Choice Award" as most creative, none other than fried butter.

Oprah also challenged Texas fair-goers to test their skills on the Midway -- it's time to take a peek. Plus see what happened when Ali fulfilled one of her lifelong dreams of becoming a Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader. It is all topped off with a performance by country singer Martina McBride on the main stage.

"Oprah" airs weekday afternoons at 4 p.m. in Dallas-Fort Worth, followed by News 8 at 5 p.m. on WFAA.

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