Posted on Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:20 AM PDT
If his premiere episode is any indication, Anderson Cooper is going to do a-okay with his new daytime talk show Anderson.
Mixing his serious CNN persona with a much needed dose of humor, the always likeable Anderson came off as both sincere and sympathetic in his first episode as he spoke to Amy Winehouse's family.
In an intimate but spooky moment, Amy's father Mitch Winehouse discussed how he still feels Amy's presence, as he did while giving her eulogy at her funeral this past July. In the video above, Mitch explains that a black butterfly landed on Kelly Osbourne's shoulder during the ceremony, and the whole family feels it was Amy's spirit. He told Anderson:
- "There was a murmur in the congregation, and I thought maybe paparazzi had gotten in... Apparently it was like a bat -- really the biggest black butterfly you could ever imagine. And they're shy creatures, they don't go where people are. It came in and ot circled around my friend who had just previously lost his wife. It settled on [Kelly's] shoulder. It then flew around me -- I never noticed it -- and then went towards Amy's coffin. And there were a lot of things over the next few days about butterflies."
Amy's parents were extremely well-composed during the interview, and Anderson came off as likable as we'd expect, especially considering the tough subject of Winehouse's death.
Amy's fans have been a huge aid in helping the Winehouse's cope with their daughter's death. "They just picked us up," Mitch says in the video above. "They just coddled us. It's very difficult for me, but in the most tragic of times, it was the most wonderful experience I think I've ever had in my life."
Our best wishes continue to go out to the Winehouse family.
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