Chicago Fact: Navy Pier extends 2/3 of a mile into Lake Michigan and still rests on its original foundation of 20,000 Oregon timbers.
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.