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During the historic 2009 presidential election coverage, Oprah says the headlines from her hometown newspaper The Chicago Sun-Times have been spot-on. The day after the election, the front cover simply but powerfully stated "Mr. President." After the Obama family's first visit to the White House post-election, the cover had another simple, yet graceful message: "Welcome."

After our new president was sworn into office, "So help me God" was the headline that captured Oprah's attention. The man behind these memorable front pages is the Chicago Sun-Times page 1 editor, James Smith. "We felt at The Sun-Times that the most powerful message are the ending words of the oath of office," James says. "'So help me God.' It can mean so many different things. It can be our reflection onto him, his reflection onto us."
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FROM: Oprah Fridays (Live) — Follow-ups
Published on January 26, 2009

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