Oprah Winfrey appears on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” today October 4, 2017, at a time when the nation is still reeling from the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.
The 63-year-old “60 Minutes” contributor expressed concern for those affected by the massacre Sunday night in Las Vegas. “I feel the soul of the nation. I feel the ache that we all feel. As the names are coming out and you get to see who they are by name, I speak their names out loud in thoughtful prayer,” she told DeGeneres. “And I think this is a time for all of us to, first of all, appreciate the ordinary.”
Winfrey said she often thinks about those who died in the September 11 terrorist attacks, and how each woke up that morning unaware of the tragedy to come.
“I think, ‘All those people that morning did the same thing, and it was such an ordinary day.’ And I think about everybody who went to that concert the other night—it was just an ordinary day. And (I think about) how excited everybody was to be out in the open air and be at that concert, and then they didn’t come home,” she continued. “It helps us. This is a reminder to all of us to appreciate the ordinariness of our days because that’s what makes life extraordinary.”
Winfrey then thanked Ellen for trying to lift spirits in her monologue to start the show. “This is the best I’ve felt in the past couple of days, being able to spend time with you and come do the show. You know, we all have ways of teaching and healing. I did it for 25 years on the air. And I say this with just the deepest love for you: You make everybody feel better. You,” she told the comedienne. “You make everybody feel better and this show makes everybody feel better.”
Watch Oprah and Ellen chat below.
The initial offering of refrigerated soups and sides includes Original Mashed Potatoes and Garlic Mashed Potatoes (both with added mashed cauliflower), Three Cheese Pasta (with added butternut squash), Creamy Parmesan Pasta (with added white beans), Broccoli Cheddar Soup (with added butternut squash), Creamy Tomato Basil Soup (with added celery and carrots), Baked Potato Soup (with added cauliflower) and Creamy Butternut Squash Soup (with added pureed sweet potatoes and carrots).
Below, watch Oprah and Ellen plug the O, That’s Good! launch during a visit to the grocery store.
Oprah! Here Are 20 of Our Favorite "O" Moments
1. A look back at some of the most memorable interviews from the queen of media, Oprah Winfrey.1 of 20
2. Oprah conducted the show's first interview with a sitting president and 1st lady2 of 20
3. In 2009, Whitney Houston talked with Oprah about her struggles with drugs.3 of 20
4. In Jay-Z's 2009 appearance on the show, they debated the use of the n-word.4 of 20
5. In the most watched interview in TV history, in 1993, with Michael Jackson.5 of 20
6. Dave Chappelle talked about why he walked away from 50M.6 of 20
7. Magic Johnson was a guest on Oprah 15 years after being diagnosed with HIV.7 of 20
8. Will Smith graced The Oprah Winfrey Show 15 times before her final season.8 of 20
9. "Mentor-mother-sister-friend," Maya Angelou came on the show.9 of 20
10. Oprah considers Nelson Mandela's visit to be a great honor.10 of 20
11. Tiger Woods coined the term 'Cablinasian' to describe his mixed heritage.11 of 20
12. Terry McMillan and her ex Jonathan Plummer discussed the end of their marriage.12 of 20
13. Tina Turner came of the show numerous times. Another of Oprah's favs.13 of 20
14. In 1996 Oprah spoke with the Little Rock Nine about Central High in Arkansas.14 of 20
15. Halle Berry was a guest on Oprah over 20 times.15 of 20
16. Denzel Washington is one of Oprah's favorite guests.16 of 20
17. Tyler Perry revealed the abuse and molestation he suffered as a child.17 of 20
18. Patti LaBelle was on the Oprah show over 20 times since her first visit in 1991.18 of 20
19. Mike Tyson was a guest on the show and talked about the death of his daughter.19 of 20
20. Michael Jordan talked to Oprah about finally retiring from NBA.20 of 20
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