DEAN: My family just moved here from Chicago.
RORY: Chicago. Windy. Oprah.
Chicago is a city in the Midwestern state of Illinois on the shores of Lake Michigan; it is the third-largest city in the United States. It has a massive suburban sprawl, so that Dean could be from a town quite a distance from the city itself, and still claim to be from Chicago. This doesn’t seem unlikely.
Reduced to a babbling state by Dean’s attention, Rory blurts out the only two things she knows about Chicago.
One is that its moniker is The Windy City, even though meteorologists will tell you it’s no windier than any other city in the US. Some say the wind is that which comes off the lake, others that the nickname was an insult from rival cities to mean that citizens of Chicago were full of hot air.
The other fact Rory knows about Chicago is that it’s where The Oprah Winfrey Show is broadcast from. Celebrity talk show host Oprah Winfrey’s television show went from 1986 to 2011, and was the highest-rated daytime TV show in the United States, if not the world.
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