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Finally, Oprah breaks the ice by telling Mark about her O.J. Simpson dream. In her dream, Oprah interviews O.J. and O.J. confesses. "Then all of a sudden Oprah gets in her groove," Sheri says. "Mark settles down. He can hear the question. He's answering it from his heart. It's more internal. And now you're watching a conversation."

The rest of the interview takes off from there. "Oprah doesn't do interviews with boundaries. She kept going there and going there and I have to say Mark handled it beautifully and he went with it and he had really good answers," Jill says. "It's funny, what he feared the most I think ended up being one of the most interesting interviews he's ever done and maybe one of the best things he's done for his career."

See what Mark said about life after the O.J. trial 

Oprah is also pleased with the outcome. "I don't want anyone to feel disrespected. I don't want anybody to feel uncomfortable," Oprah says. "But in the end, I thought it was great because the truth in any form will set you free. I thought it was great."

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