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Oprah and Dr. Phil (1998)

In 1995, Oprah hired former psychologist Phil McGraw's consulting firm to help her navigate the Texas beef trial. After her victory, Oprah invited the straight-talking "Dr. Phil" on her show in 1998, effectively launching the mustachioed self-help mogul's television career. He soon became a weekly guest, appearing Tuesdays as a "relationship and life strategy expert" to offer advice on parenting, weight loss, financial planning and romance. In 2002, Dr. Phil graduated to his own show, produced by Winfrey's Harpo Studios. John Shearer / Getty Images
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