Chicago Fact: Grant Park has seen two events of great importance for American culture - the 1968 Democratic Convention protests and the 2008 election night acceptance speech of Barack Obama.
September 8, 2009 - A Double Decker was transformed into a television studio for the kick off of Oprah's 24th season. Oprah gave interviews atop the big red bus for her season premiere. Oprah talked about everything from controversies surrounding President Obama's speech to America students to how she wants to make her show fresh and interesting.
Oprah closed the Magnificient Mile for a block party as a part of the sneak preview of her 24th season of the Oprah Winfrey Show. Several guests entertained the crowd that flooded Michigan Ave. Excitement from her die-hard fans hung in the air everywhere.