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Ever wonder what it takes to get The Oprah Show into your living room? The nerve center of the show is in the control room, where an entire team of Harpo employees control the images and sounds that you see and hear on television.

It all starts with the show's director, Joe. "We have as many as 10 cameras," Joe says. "It gets very hectic in here at times."

Joe coordinates with the show producers, who make decisions that the control room staff needs to react to in a split second. Joe also makes sure that certain camera shots are pulled off, including one that shows 10 different shots in 10 seconds! "I call it a flurry," Joe says. "[It] lets the viewer at home know the excitement that's going on out on the set."
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FROM: Inside the $75 Million House
Published on November 15, 2006

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