The Oprah Winfrey Show airs its final original episode on May 25, 2011. When that happens, it won't just signal the end of a popular television show. It will signal the end of a venue that has catapulted obscure businesses to unexpected heights and increased sales beyond their owners' wildest dreams.
It's known as "The Oprah Effect," and it's been known to turn a struggling company into a commercial phenomenon after a single appearance on her show.
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By Daniel Bukszpan