The interview with John not only marked the beginning of The Oprah Show's 11th season, it was also the first—and only—time a guest sat in her brand new linen chairs. "At the end of that interview, I remember John standing up and saying, 'Oh, look, I've got lint all over me.' I was mortified," Oprah says. "We rushed out and had those very chairs covered in leather and we used those for years."
These reupholstered leather chairs remained on Oprah's set until they were auctioned off in an Angel Network fundraiser. The winning bid of $64,000 was submitted by a former co-worker of Oprah's from her days anchoring the news Nashville!