Oprah: The Untold Story

Oprah: The Untold Story By Mitch Meyerson In 1990, after the release of my first book, I was called to be the featured expert on the Oprah Winfrey show. Yes for the whole hour. It was really exciting and a real plus for any author but here’s the scary part… I was asked to counsel three conflictual families that I met literally 20 minutes before show time. And the kicker was I had never been on a national TV show, had no media training and I had been a therapist for only 3 years (and you know the size of the audience). Let me say this… the night before I was freeeeking out. What had I gotten myself into? Long story short… I was picked up at my home in a stretch limo with co-author Laurie and arrived at Harpo studios about 20 minutes later. What happened when I got there is a bit of a blur, but I know this – I did help the families, I answered lots of questions from the audience and the show was a success. Since that day I have thought about how it could have gone so well when I had so little TV experience. Part of the answer you will find in the first article below, but I believe the main reason is this— for nearly 20 years I had been...

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