Whether it's a close-up of Oprah or a wide view of the audience, the job of calling the shots falls to The Oprah Show's director, Joe Terry. "Without his calm—and you have to be calm and cool in there—we'd be sunk," Oprah says.

Joe says one of the hardest shows he's directed was in Washington, D.C., during President Barack Obama's inauguration. "We only had eight hours to set up for the Kennedy Center show, so that was a very difficult experience," Joe says. "But somehow the angels seem to come down and touch us, and we do well with it."


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