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Freewheeling news anchor and Oprah BFF Gayle King celebrates five years with 'CBS This Morning'

Freewheeling news anchor and Oprah BFF Gayle King celebrates five years with 'CBS This Morning'

For Gayle King, being Oprah Winfrey’s best friend has its privileges — and some obligations.

One of them was alerting Winfrey, an avid reader, to what was happening on television.

“They used to call me ‘Gayle King, Eyewitness News’ because I’d call and say, ‘Oprah, turn on the TV,  O.J. is on the run,’” King recalled during a recent lunch in Manhattan. “She once said, ‘There’s this show “Friends,” have you heard of it? They’re coming to me and asking if I want them on the show.’ I was always her touchstone for what was going on in the...

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