Winfrey Collects Honorary Degree, Speaks at Duke

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Oprah Winfrey urged graduates at Duke
University's commencement to "stand proudly in your own shoes
while you help others stand in theirs."

Winfrey also collected an honorary doctor of humane letters degree from the university in Durham, N.C., on Sunday.

She shared stories with the 4,400 graduates about interviewing
celebrities such as Hugh Jackman and Nelson Mandela. She says it is
the ordinary people that often inspire her even more.

She repeated her theme that "one of the best ways to enhance your own life is to enhance somebody else's."

Winfrey also emphasized the need to make wise choices daily, saying, "Each of us has to stand in our own shoes. Will you stand
in them in humility and compassion and courage? Every day will give
you a chance to make that choice."

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