Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel attends Game 2 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals between the Miami Heat and the Chicago Bulls, Wednesday, May 18, 2011, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Rahm Emanuel has played second fiddle to a lot of big names during his career: Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, and now, Oprah.
The new mayor of Chicago became the first guest on the morning news, Windy City Live show that replaced the Oprah Winfrey Show on ABC.
Oprah ended her 25 year run of morning dominance Wednesday when she closed out her final show with tears.
One day later, Emanuel came on the replacement show to talk about his first week and a half in office, but he didn't delve too deep.
He kept to his main mantra of saftey on the streets, better education in Chicago and balancing the budget. He did take a moment to show off his true no-nonsense attitude and complained about the show not giving him water.
"It's like being in Guantanamo," Emanuel said with a laugh.
The mayor did show a softer side as one of the hosts asked him what it was like being in a home full of over-achievers.
"You had to be at dinner," Emanuel said. "No matter if you had an after school activities or not, you had to be there."
He told the story of his family putting report cards up and claiming he would never do that to his children. "But when you walk into my home today, there they are," Emanuel said.
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