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"I don't think they understand the value of who she is as a human being and what she's done," Graham, 49, told Chicago Fox affiliate WFLD. "Because a prophet has no honor in his own town."
Oprah's been broadcasting her talk show from Chicago for the last 25 years, and Graham feels that the residents of the Windy City don't quite appreciate the impact Oprah's efforts have had on their hometown.
"I think they take her for granted a lot," he said. "I'm just saying, from an insider's point of view, that I don't think she gets the just due based on who she really is and what she's done for the Chicagoland area... she's a great humanitarian, a great leader."
Oprah plans to move to Los Angeles to launch her own TV network, OWN, when her talk show goes off the air in 2011.
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