Oprah's Farewell Season Premiere
Oprah's team tried to lure Don to Chicago by sending him cases of Dom Pérignon champagne and a special pair of rhinestone sunglasses that were all the rage (remember—it was 1986), but he still turned down the offer. Without a big-name celebrity, Oprah decided to focus her first show on everyday men and women.
"And you know what?" Oprah says. "Doing a show about everyday people was the right call, and it's still what we do 25 years later."