Durham, NC – Oprah Winfrey told Duke University’s graduating class that the best way to enhance your own life is to enhance somebody else’s. This was a special commencement address for the talk show host because her godson, William, was among the graduates. He is the son of her well-known best friend, Gayle King,

Winfrey described him as the son she wished she had. Her speech focused on helping others move forward. Duke presented Oprah with an honorary doctor of humane letters degree.