On The Oprah Show
's first National Thank You Day show 16 years ago, Oprah surprised the man who made her career possible with a personal thank-you. If it weren't for Dennis Swanson, the program director who hired her to host AM Chicago
, there might never have been an Oprah Show
.Watch Oprah pay tribute to Dennis.
Today, Dennis is an executive at FOX Network. "Way to go, Dennaroo!" Oprah says. "Once again, I say thanks to you for taking a chance on a colored girl from Kosciusko."
Published on November 25, 2010