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Oprah defends interview with Whitney Houston's family

SWEET: Bobbi Kristina hugs Oprah on set of their interview

OPRAH HAS hit back at criticism resulting from her exclusive interview with members of Whitney Houston's family following her death.

The media mogul, who was condemned for failing to ask whether allegations claiming that the I Will Always Love You singer was murdered during TV special aired on her OWN Network last week, said she believed it 'went well'.

Speaking to gossip website TMZ, Oprah said: "I think it went really well. I think people really responded and I think the whole country now got to see how she [Bobbi Kristina] feels and what she's going through and I think it went really well."

She continued: "I just move through life doing what I do. I do it with the best of intentions, the intention to be a force that's good and right and inspirational."

"And if people don't like it that's ok because I'm always just trying to do what I do best, and I'm always having the best and the good in mind, so that's ok," she added.

During the emotional interview Oprah broke down in tears as Whitney Houston's sister-in-law, Patricia Houston, described the moment she discovered the superstar's dead body.

Patricia said: "I headed down the hallway to her room and I heard screams and I saw the hairstylist (Mary) drop to her knees and I kept walking very slowly a woman opened her door."

"I saw the makeup artist drop to her knees and I knew something was wrong I was just numb I walked I told her to dial 911."

She continued: "When I got into the room I saw Ray (security guard) trying to revive her to the point of exhaustion. I said 'Ray'. He said 'I tried' and he was so out of breath. I felt so badly for him."

Last week Whitney's daughter, Bobbi Kristina, praised Oprah for 'looking out' for her mother while she was alive.

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