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She's part of the DSC, and a huge fan of the "O"

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - One woman who will be watching Oprah Winfrey's final shows is Shelly Dunn of the DSC, who is a big Oprah fan. News 8 sat down with Shelly to talk about 25 years of Oprah and what she expects for the finale.

Shelly's day starts early. She gets up at 4 a.m. and by 4 p.m. she is ready to unwind with Oprah. She reflects back on the impact Oprah has made.

"It's my happy hour," she said.

After a long day's work, DSC's Shelly Dunn likes to grab a glass of wine, some snacks and the remote then relax on her couch with her three boxers at her feet.

"We all kind of sit down, chill out and watch us some Oprah, and it's a good way to transition into evening," she said.

But with the countdown to Oprah's final show, it's a ritual that will soon be coming to an end.

"I still have my recordings, I can still watch what I have recorded," she said.

Shelly has enjoyed watching Oprah evolve these past 25 years.

"I think she's gotten to be a really compassionate interviewer and less sensational than she used to be in the early days of Oprah. It's been fun to watch her grow into this position," Shelly said.

Last week's most powerful lessons show was filled with emotional moments and flashbacks to the early years and guests who wanted to come back on the show with a heartfelt apology.

Shelly says she'll miss Oprah's style and her ability to make her guests feel at ease.

"See, and that's the thing -- she gets people to trust her," Shelly said.

Shelly says we will never really know the impact Oprah has had, her show life-saving for at least one guest whose daughter was murdered -- a life-changing moment for that mom.

"it's just feel good, as much as it makes you feel bad, it's feel good," Shelly said.

News 8 is having two Ultimate Oprah Viewing Parties presented by IHOP and Seau's. A select group of Oprah fans will be the first in San Diego to see the last show, with food, fun and a few surprises. Or, you could win a spot to the big bash that afternoon at Seau's, and it's all on us.

The party is Wednesday, May 25. Submit your video or essay entry HERE.

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