MONTECITO, Calif.-Helicopters carrying camera crews buzzed overhead and tinted glass covered the windows of almost every vehicle entering as Oprah Winfrey welcomed 1,500 guests yesterday evening to her sprawling estate in what was the biggest fundraiser of Sen. Barack Obama's political career.Howie P.S.: More dish from Lynn Sweet in the Chicago Sun-Times.
As guests dined on mini-hamburgers, chicken tenders and corn on the cob, Obama bumped elbows with comedians Chris Rock and Whoopi Goldberg. Stevie Wonder, an Obama favorite, performed.
They didn't really know each other well until the fall of 2004, when Winfrey, inspired by Obama's national convention address, asked to interview the Obamas for her magazine.
Sunday, September 09, 2007
"Oprah throws fete for Obama"