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Oprah Winfrey’s Chicago studios were on terrorists’ hit list in 2009

Oprah Winfrey’s studios had been on the target list of terrorists in 2009. A small group of terrorists had plans to attack the media mogul’s Chicago studios, where she had filmed The Oprah Winfrey Show from 1990 to 2011.

entertainment Updated: Dec 03, 2014 11:40 IST
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Oprah Winfrey’s studios had been on the target list of terrorists in 2009. A small group of terrorists had plans to attack the media mogul’s Chicago studios, where she had filmed The Oprah Winfrey Show from 1990 to 2011.

However, they were seized before their U-Haul van packed with explosives arrived in the Windy City. It was said that the radicals didn’t like the 60-year-old talk show host’s ‘popularity and power’, and the Judicial Watch foundation recognised two of the alleged bombers as friends from El Paso, USA.

While one illegal immigrant is being held in an El Paso jail, the other has been behind bars in Cook County jail, and is it believed that there were at least three other co-conspirators. Judicial Watch says that the terrorists’ plots were kept discreet, and the group was even planning to strike the iconic Sears Tower, because of its ‘obvious landmark status’.