Dr. Oz Recounts His First Big Break (And, Yes, It Involves Oprah)

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Despite some pesky controversy that came to light last year, Dr. Mehmet Oz, had a pretty good 2014. He became a first-time grandfather, his successful talk show is now in its sixth season and his magazine, Dr. Oz The Good Life, was just awarded Magazine of the Year by Mr. Magazine himself, Dr. Samir Husni. In our latest My First Big Break video series, Dr. Oz describes how a no-holds-barred appearance on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” catapulted his career and helped fulfill his desire to educate people on a wider scale: “In medical school… I became more and more passionate about the reality that my patients really weren’t reading the same books I was reading. They had missed the boat often, not appreciating how much control they really had over their health destiny. And it became so frustrating that I began to dabble in media.” Watch: