Oprah Winfrey on Fame, Ego and Honour
(Peninsula On-Line) — To sit in the studio audience of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” is akin to having parachuted into an amiable and welcoming cult. It means being embraced in a group hug, swaying side to side, and singing the Oprah song – which involves chirping “O!” an awful lot. Her acolytes have flown in from across the nation to have an Oprah moment, which generally includes tears, which is why there’s a tissue box tucked under every third seat or so. When Winfrey walks into the studio, some folks slip a bit outside the boundaries of reason. One woman whispers, “I hope she touches me,” as she stretches her hand out, out, out for contact.