It took eight years and 39,000 tons of steel to build the Sydney Harbor Bridge. More than 2 million people have done this climb, including Prince Harry, Robert De Niro and Pierce Brosnan. While Oprah works her way to the top, she draws inspiration from one of her favorite poems, "Mother to Son" by Langston Hughes. "Life for me ain't been no crystal stair..." she says. Everybody made it to the top—world record broken!
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