If you were given a bundle of cash that you couldn't spend on yourself or your family, how would you put it to good use? This scenario is the premise behind Oprah's Big Give
, a primetime series that proves you can make a difference with a little money and a lot of heart.
Over the course of eight weeks, viewers will watch as men and women try to out-give each other. "What I'm hoping is that you, America, will fall in love with the heart of this show," Oprah says.
Before production began, Oprah teamed up with the Emmy award-winning producers of The Amazing Race
. Then, she went in search of the biggest givers in America. At casting calls in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York City and Nashville, thousands of people lined up to audition for a spot, but only 10 competitors made the cut
What none of the competitors knew when they signed on to be a part of this series was that at the end, the winner would go home with $1 million!