This column was written by CBS News Early Show co-anchor.
So did you see Oprah on David Letterman last night? It was amazing. Dave has been making comedic hay on his so-called feud with Oprah forever, so there was tension and a sense of anticipation over their first TV meeting in 16-and-a-half years.
Oprah comes on stage — and was that the slightest bit of nerves I detected there? She looked radiant and Dave was the perfect gentleman. Oprah presents Dave with a picture of herself and Uma Thurman. Remember Uma, Oprah? Very funny. And soon the two are having a conversation. Yes, a real conversation — on a talk show. What a concept.
And there was plenty of time to talk to Oprah about her remarkable work with school girls in Africa. Oprah kept saying, "I can't believe you're being so serious." Sincere is probably a better word. It's one of the reasons we love Letterman.
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By Harry Smith
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