Oprah Signs Up for Official Military Training

Aired on 10/11/2004 | CC tv-pg
Oprah undertook many challenges during the 25-year run of The Oprah Winfrey Show, but few of them were as difficult as when she rappelled down a 34-foot wall at the United States Army Air Assault School.

"When you're watching it in a movie, it seems like it's really simple," Oprah said, in awe of the soldiers in basic training. "I have even more respect than I had before I came."

Watch as Oprah, clad in army fatigues, clutches the rope as she approaches the nerve-wracking drop. Her dramatic descent gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "learning the ropes."

Original airdate: October 11, 2004