Oprah Was Told It Would Be "Impossible" to Beat Phil Donahue

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It was 1983, and Oprah had relocated to Chicago to take over a struggling morning talk show AM Chicago. The producers said the ratings expectations were low as no one was expecting her to compete with the then-king of daytime TV Phil Donahue. After the first episode aired in January 1984, it was only a matter of weeks before Oprah's ratings overtook Donahue's, and the rest, you could say, is history. Watch as Oprah shares how she so quickly did what many people deemed "impossible."