The Man Who Hadn't Thrown Anything Away in 40 Years

Aired on 03/03/1997 | CC
In 1997, Oprah's viewers were introduced to Don. He lived in a nice high-rise building, but there was a secret behind his apartment door. Overtaking his home was 40 years' worth of possessions he couldn't bear to throw out. Mountains of plastic bags, stacks of artwork and piles of hats and clothes covered every surface of the apartment, leaving Don with only a chair to sleep in.

In this clip from his Oprah Show appearance, Don explains how his obsessive-compulsive disorder has taken over his life and the lengths he's gone to try to manage it.