'Good Morning America' Anchor Robin Roberts Remembers Mike Nichols

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As the world continues to mourn the loss of Mike Nichols, 'Good Morning America' anchor Robin Roberts is sharing one of the best memories she had with the Oscar-winning director, who died last week of a heart attack at the age of 83.

"One of the best Thanksgiving memories I have is in their home," Roberts says of Nichols and his wife, Diane Sawyer, with whom Roberts worked for years on 'Good Morning America.'

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"It was shortly after my father had passed away. My mom said to me, 'I don't want to have a family Thanksgiving; I want to do something totally different."

"Going to Mike and Diane's [home] for Thanksgiving was something that was totally different," Roberts said with a laugh.

"That was the first time my mom met Mike," she continued, "and she was just chatting away. Then, she goes back home to Mississippi and she tells her friends, 'Oh, I met Diane's husband, Mike!'" And they were like, 'You know that was Mike Nichols, right?!' She goes, "Oh really! No kidding!"  She had no idea!"

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"She just loved him for being who he is," Roberts continued. "He was just so full of life. It's a wonderful memory."

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