From May 2011: The final shows are approaching, and the producers have cooked up surprises for Oprah, who's seen trying to figure out what they are. The producers are also worried that Tom Hanks might not be able to keep one from her.
"Oprah" producers behind the scenes of their final shows: Jack Mori, working on the May 11, 2011 program, which featured Sarah Ferguson; and Jenna Kostelnik and Brian Piotriowicz, seen during the taping of the May 12, 2011 makeover special.
Behind the scenes for the visit by President and Mrs. Obama (May 2, 2011), and Oprah's trip to New York for the two-part interview with "A Million Little Pieces" author James Frey (May 16 and 17, 2011).
Behind the scenes as Kirstie Alley learns that plans for her appearance on the show (April 14, 2011) have changed, and as music legends Pat Benatar, Joan Jett, Salt-N-Pepa and Stevie Nicks perform (April 13, 2011). Also: bloopers and blunders (and worries about whether they're funny enough).
Behind the scenes of the visit by "Saturday Night Live" alums Tina Fey, Chevy Chase, Dana Carvey, Garrett Morris, Julia Sweeney, Ana Gasteyer and Molly Shannon (April 25, 2011); and the April 21, 2011 show recalling Gayle King's adventures with Oprah, including their 11-day drive across the U.S. in 2006. They also discussed high-school boyfriends.
Behind-the-scenes shows featuring Donald Trump and his family (Feb. 7, 2011) and "Talented Kids" (March 12, 2011), including Willow Smith, "Live to Dance" winners D'Angelo Castro and Amanda Carbajales and "itty-bitty" YouTube star Maya Sadler. Also: Lenny Kravitz surprising a teen guitarist.
Behind the scenes of Diana Ross' visit to the show (Feb. 25, 2011) with her family, and the two-part air-clearing appearance by Oprah's onetime protégé, motivational speaker Iyanla Vanzant (Feb. 16 and 23, 2011).
Behind the scenes of a salute-to-military-families show (Jan. 27, 2011) that featured First Lady Michelle Obama; and the show in which Oprah and members of her staff swore off meat for a week (Feb. 1, 2011).
Chronicling the Feb. 2, 2011 show, which celebrated Oprah's 57th birthday (Jan. 29). Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler were among the guests. Also: Oprah and the producers deal with a show that seems to have missed the mark.
Behind the scenes on the Jan. 21, 2011 show, telecast from Australia's Sydney Opera House, when there was a mishap involving Hugh Jackman. Other guests on the program were Bono, Olivia Newton-John, Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban.
Behind the scenes as Oprah meets daytime-talk veterans Phil Donahue, Sally Jessy Raphael, Geraldo Rivera, Ricki Lake and Montel Williams (Nov. 10, 2010), and as she celebrates the 25th anniversary of "The Color Purple," joined by Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover and other cast members, plus Quincy Jones, who composed the score.
Behind the scenes of George W. Bush's appearance (Nov. 9, 2010). The former president's parents, George H.W. and Barbara Bush, were also guests on the show, which included a visit to their Kennebunkport, Maine, compound.
Behind the scenes of the Nov. 8, 2010 show, when Michael Jackson's parents, Katherine and Joe, recalled their son's life and the day he died (June 25, 2009), joined by his children, Paris and Princes Michael I and II, and other Jackson family members.