Oprah WinfreyIn an odd coincidence, on the day before both the 39th anniversary of The Kennedy Center and the 24th anniversary of the first Oprah Winfrey Show, the queen of daytime talk was named one of five recipients of this year’s prestigious Kennedy Center Honors.

The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced Tuesday that Oprah Winfrey, along with Paul McCartney, Merle Haggard, dancer-choreographer Bill T. Jones and Broadway lyricist Jerry Herman, will be receiving the 2010 Kennedy Center Honors at a Washington, DC gala in early December.

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