David Smith is doing well 15 years after Susan Smith killed their two sons.
Over the years, Oprah has interviewed close to 28,000 people from all walks of life. "There's nothing better than a fascinating conversation," she says. "Today we're looking back at some of the most memorable." 

It's been almost 15 years since South Carolina mother Susan Smith made national headlines—first for her plea to find the person who took her two young sons; then for confessing that she pushed her own car into a lake with her children inside. Susan was found guilty of killing Michael, 3, and Alexander, 14 months, and sentenced to life in prison.

Her estranged husband, David Smith, appeared on The Oprah Show five years later in an emotional interview.

Almost a decade later, David says he's doing well. "It's been a very long, tough road—some severe depression," he says "But I'm still here. I'm making it every day."

David says he hasn't spoken to Susan Smith since she went to jail. "Sometimes I want to ... tell her how much pain she's put me through. ... But that will only give her the satisfaction that she still crosses my mind," he says. "I do want her to know that she almost killed me, but look who's still standing."

FROM: Oprah's Most Memorable Guests
Published on April 21, 2009

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