Honorary degree for Oprah

Oprah Winfrey talked about courage, making wise choices and helping others during a commencement address Sunday at Duke University, which gave her an honorary degree.

DURHAM, N.C. — Oprah Winfrey talked about courage, making wise choices and helping others during a commencement address Sunday at Duke University, which gave her an honorary degree.

During her 25-minute speech beneath overcast skies, the talk show host told the 4,400 graduates and their guests that “one of the best ways to enhance your own life is to enhance somebody else’s” and to “stand proudly in your own shoes while you help others stand in theirs.”

“How can I help somebody else move to higher ground? That is success. That’s it. That’s why we’re all alive,” she said.