It wasn't his exact wish, but Oprah appeared on Dave's show on December 1, 2005. After the show, Dave walked Oprah from the Ed Sullivan Theater—his show's home—to the Broadway Theatre for the premiere of The Color Purple.
"It was one of the highlights of my career," Oprah says. As proof, she says she keeps a photo of that event on the wall of her office—among photos of her with Stedman, Stevie Wonder, Sidney Poitier, John Travolta, Tom Cruise, Elie Wiesel, Nelson Mandela and Princess Diana.
"Well, God bless you. I'm truly touched," Dave says.