Oprah Shows Changing Lives-O-Meter

  • 300 audience members are gifted each a free trip to Australia, and Defy cell phones
  • 6 of those 300 ultimate fans road trip their way right on Oprah’s set during the premiere taping
  • Warrior Mom Monica and family receive their first new home (decorated by Nate Berkus)
  • Lady O wipes out Single Mom Denni’s $75,000 debt (She acquired the debt from her 3 kids college loans)/Plus, the family of four is going to Italy!
  • Centerville Pie Owners from Cape Cod get the ultimate biz deal hook-up from Oprah (Harry & David now carry the Centerville Chicken Pie)
  • Pie to the 2nd Power as the nonprofit company Cape Abilities will receive a percentage from the Harry & David Centerville Chicken Pie profits
  • 50 engaged ladies are showered with love (to be exact each receive their dream Vera Wang wedding gown of choice, $250 Kohl’s gift card, $4,000 in resort credit and 2 airfare tickets to put toward a honeymoon

Marketing Gold: Corporate World Riding The Winfrey Wave

Becoming OCF’s (Oprah Corporate Friends) so to speak with Oprah is where you want to be, especially during her final season. There has been plenty of news circulating about Oprah sticking Australia with a hefty bill to help make the upcoming Ultimate Australia Adventure happen. I’m not sure how many days Oprah is planning to tape during their visit just yet. I suspect at least a week, since the show site has not yet opened audience reservations for Australia. But, I think the Aussie businesses are sure to see a spike in revenue with hundreds and potentially thousands of guests from around the globe. Who wouldn’t want to par-take in regional treats, trinkets and tours when you’re on vacation? If I had the cash flow I would be flocking there myself!

Here’s are list of other OCF’s (Oprah Corporate Friends)

  • Chevy
  • Tourism Australia
  • Qantas Airlines
  • Motorola
  • United Airlines
  • Marriott Hotels & Resorts

Producers Pull Off Surprising Oprah

  • By having Don Johnson show up. (Oprah wanted Johnson to be her first guest on her first national show.It did not happen.)
  • By having her favorite singer Paul Simon sing his custom tribute tune

Celeb Show Appearances

  • John Travolta
  • Don Johnson
  • Paul Simon
  • Wynonna & Naomi Judd
  • Vera Wang
  • Nate Berkus

Show Segments Ripped From The Wires

  • Discovery Communication Hostage Situation
  • Shaquan Duley’s family opens up to the world about their unthinkable nightmare
  • Searching for Kyron Horman

Week 1 Show Breakdown

09/17/2010 Ultimate Wildest Dreams and Oprah’s New Book
09/16/2010 Discovery Headquarters Hostages Come Forward
09/15/2010 23 Years Later – Oprah Returns to Williamson, West Virginia
09/14/2010 Exclusive – How Wynonna Judd Survived the Ultimate Betrayal
09/13/2010 Oprah’s Farewell Season Premiere with Special Guest John Travolta