"The audience had been secretly hand-picked by my staff, in part because each one needed a car. The crowd went berserk. Just for the occasion, we brought in EMTs who were standing by in case someone's heart started palpitating a little bit too quickly," Oprah said. "Even now when I think of the shrills of pure joy I heard on the show that day, my own heart rate rises all over again."
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