Mum before the election on her TV show about who she was backing for president, Oprah Winfrey was "unleashed" Wednesday after Barack Obama's monumental win as the first black American president.
"Today the election is over and I'm unleashed!" Winfrey rejoiced on her post-election show.
Decked out in a "Hope won" T-shirt and carrying an American flag in one hand and a copy of the Chicago Sun-Times in the other, Winfrey was all smiles about the Obama win.
Winfrey openly backed Obama for president during his historic run as a private citizen, but shied away from presidential politics on her show during the campaign season.
"If it had turned out differently, we'd be doing the show today from Northwestern Hospital with a drip," Winfrey laughed.
Winfrey showcased a team of political pundits on Wednesday's show -- including CNN commentator David Gergen, Rep. John Lewis, Gloria Steinem, Henry Louis Gates Jr. and columnist Peggy Noonan -- many of which she relied on for political insight during the campaign.