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10/22/2010 11:07 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Why Oprah Will Be Missed

A recent episode of Oprah with Lisa Marie Presley is the reason that Oprah Winfrey is going to be missed when her show goes off the air. No one else could have gotten those insights from the daughter of an icon who married another icon. From the 20th century into the 21st century , Lisa Marie Presley has the insight of fame that no one else could fathom. A talented performer herself, Lisa Marie could never imagine growing up that her life would have such a connection with what can cause artists to lose themselves in drugs, sycophants and doctors more interested in "socializing and being intimate" with their patients than treating them.

The interview with Lisa Marie Presley show was one of the best interviews ever broadcast on air. A look into celebrity and fame that could be the insight of years to come of the two biggest icons of the 20th century. Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson became so real to generations of people who watched Lisa Marie open herself up to love, life and setting the record straight for generations to come on her marriage to Michael Jackson.

Oprah Winfrey was as good as any interviewer to illuminate the subject she was speaking with. There was no agenda. There was nothing to try and manipulate. It was truth. And as we know, nothing is more powerful that seeing it. We have been so warped with "reality" television that when we truly witness it which happened, the importance of it could be lost.

Oprah, you will be missed. Not for all the gifts that you have given, but for the gift of the truth that you have illuminated on your shows. You will be missed for your connection with the soul of humanity.

Lisa Marie Presley was understood. Her father, Elvis Presley and her ex-husband, Michael Jackson, were laid to rest with understanding and empathy.

Celebrity was made human today. And Oprah Winfrey, one of the biggest celebrities of our generation, brought it out.

Here's what TMZor Entertainment Tonight would never get: Oprah Winfrey showed once again why she is the most trusted reporter in news today. She is a reporter. Like Walter Cronkite in his day, we look to her to give us the real story.
And she did. This is the show that should get the Emmy for what true reporting is. It's all about truth and the story.

Lisa Marie Presley and Oprah Winfrey. Perfection does not exist, because people are not perfect. However, sometimes a moment caught on television shows us a humanity that we all share. Michael Jackson was understood more tonight in a human level than in any performance he ever gave us. That is the gift of Oprah.