Ellen DeGeneres on her Tuesday show.
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Ann Oldenburg, USA TODAY
"Today we're taping our first show since the events that took place in Connecticut," Ellen DeGeneres said at the start of Tuesday's show (taped Monday).
"My goal for this show every day is to make you happy and make you feel good for an hour. I want it to be a safe zone. I want it to be light and filled with joy. I want you to know that you can watch with your family. It won't be mean or sad. I want it to be uplifting and I want to celebrate all that's good in life."
She continued, "And we're gonna do the show today, but it's gonna be a struggle cause my heart is broken for those families and for all the people in Newtown. We're holding you in our hearts. And today's show is dedicated to you."
DeGeneres danced with Bradley Cooper and welcomed Bruno Mars, who performed Count On Me.