When the show became the victim of low ratings in 2002, its cancellation came as a complete shock to the host and staff, who were previously told that “Sally” would be continuing.
“They told us that the show was going to go on and we had 250 employees,” Raphael says. “Now some of them said, ‘Sally, we need to know if we’re going to be renewed. I want to buy a house or my wife and I want to be pregnant.’ And then within two months after they bought their house and got pregnant or whatever, I had to go in front of the entire crew and staff.”
She adds: “I’m sure there are some who think that I knew all along. I did not. I would not… I would have said to them ‘I don’t know’ instead of ‘Yes, it’s a go.”
The entire interview airs on the Saturday, Oct. 29 edition of “Oprah: Where Are They Now?”