"Maybe going national was to help me realize that I have important work," Oprah writes. "Or that this work is important…which is it? And I vacillate between letting this be the most spectacular moment ever and getting goose bumps tomorrow or trying to treat it like an ordinary show. I think I'll end up doing a little bit of both."
The pressure was mounting for Oprah and her small staff to come up with a topic for the big day. The team finally settled on doing a good old fashioned dating show, "How to Marry the Man or Woman of Your Choice." The topic really struck a chord with viewers, making the show a huge success. And, it laid the foundation for what the Oprah Show does best: shows about and with everyday people.