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David Mattingly, 360 Correspondent
I've been on television more than half my life. I spent a decade anchoring and reporting in local television before working the last 16 years at CNN. But I have to say that at no time have my wife and mom been more impressed with me than today when I appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show.
I was invited to speak about the Texas polygamy case, a story I've covered closely for AC360. It was on AC360 that I became the first correspondent to report live from inside the FLDS sect's compound.
But somehow that big moment paled next to talking about it with Oprah.
Don't get me wrong, my wife is a huge Anderson fan. But there's just something about Oprah. (Obama got a big bounce from her attention...does that mean I will too? Hmmmmm).
In all honesty, it was a great thrill to get the call...thank you very much Oprah!
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