First Lady Michelle Obama, who made her first appearance on “The Late Show” with David Letterman got teary-eyed as she talked about her late father, who suffered from multiple sclerosis and was unable to walk:
“I think I learned from him the notion of unconditional love, the notion that kids don’t really need anything but to know that their parents adore them. I think that’s the greatest gift they gave us, just their constant support and stability. We had rules, we had boundaries, but there wasn’t anything our dad wouldn’t do for us,” Obama said as tears welled in her eyes.
She tried to make light of the situation:
“Don’t make me cry. This isn’t ‘Oprah!’ This is supposed to be Letterman. Where are the laughs?”
“Did somebody tell you this was ‘Oprah?’” asked Letterman, who’s always sensitive to any mention of Winfrey’s name. “Is that why you’re here?”