The team that produced Oprah and Gayle's camping trip
For senior supervising producer Lisa Morin and producer Eric Peltier, the lowest moment of Oprah and Gayle's camping trip to Yosemite National Park came before they'd even arrived at the campsite. "You and Gayle are driving in the car singing, laughing, playing trivia," Eric says. "It was hilarious. It was just so far the best part of the trip that we had had. So we were like, 'This is fantastic.'"

But Lisa and Eric realized, to their horror, that their cameras hadn't recorded any of it. "This is the moment we almost threw up," Lisa says.

"So then we discussed how to tell Oprah Winfrey there's no tape," Eric says. "Plan A was: Don't tell Oprah Winfrey."

"But you kept bringing it up," Lisa tells Oprah. "'Oh, that part in the car when we were talking about Yogi. Gayle, that will be so great!'"

Luckily, Lisa and Eric did have audio of the conversation, so they were able to use wide shots with the audio.
FROM: Oprah Unplugged, Uncensored: Like You've Never Seen Her Before
Published on December 29, 2010


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