OPRAH WINFREY: THE BEST DAY EVER
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Oprah Winfrey says being in Washington to get the Kennedy Center Honors is like having your best day ever and doing your best work ever -- and having everyone around acknowledge that it was your best. She was among the five latest artists who had the thrill of coming to the White House to be honored by the president -- and then go on to the Kennedy Center to receive a tribute from her peers. One of those peers -- Julia Roberts. She opened the show with a take off of Winfrey's show. At one point, she urged the black-tie audience to check under their seats for a special surprise. Also honored was Paul McCartney, country star Merle Haggard, Broadway composer Jerry Herman and dancer Bill T. Jones. The president and first lady Michelle Obama sat with the honorees in a box overlooking the Kennedy Center stage. The show was taped for broadcast December 28 on CBS.