Editor's note: Robert Feder is off until July 13. While he's away, we're running "The Best of Feder. The following post originally appeared on Jan. 13, 2010:
It's a forgotten chapter in Chicago television history. But if things had worked out differently, we might have been saluting Oprah Winfrey on her 25th‚ year as a local news anchor last year instead of gearing up for the end of her talk show career here.