Oprah says she doesn't need to assemble focus groups to know what her fans think. Instead, she relies on the ladies at Salon Roshawn, Gayle's beauty salon in Connecticut. "They watch The Oprah Show every day and always have an opinion," Oprah says.
What did Roshawn think of the Barbara Walters interview? "All I can say is Barbara Walters was gangsta with her interview, okay?" she says. "She told it all. She held nothing back."
Eddie Mae, one of the patrons at Salon Roshawn, saw that interview too. "Barbara's my girl, I like her very much, but I sort of thought myself, 'You know, I think I would have kept that to myself.'"
They also watched David Blaine set a world record by holding his breath underwater for more than 17 minutes. "I said, 'Lord, please don't let that boy die on Oprah," Roshawn says. "Because you know they're going to find a way to blame her."