Mark your calendars: Palin set to appear on Oprah Nov. 16

Posted by: ST on October 21, 2009 at 11:11 am

Newsday’s TV Zone blog reports (via Greg Pollowitz):

[From the Oprah press release] “In a world exclusive, Oprah Winfrey will interview former Alaska governor Sarah Palin for an episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” to air Monday, Nov. 16, 2009. Winfrey and Palin will meet for the very first time on the episode, which will mark Palin’s first interview to discuss her upcoming book, “Going Rogue: An American Life” and her first-ever appearance on the “Oprah” show.

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin burst onto the national political scene as running mate for Sen. John McCain in the 2008 presidential election. Now, following her decision to step down as governor of her home state of Alaska, and on the eve of the release of her first book, Palin will speak first to Oprah in a world exclusive interview.”

As I’m sure you remember, there was a minor dustup last year when Oprah refused to bring Palin, the first female GOP VP nominee, on her show for an interview in spite of “Hoperah’s” open campaigning for candidate Barry O. That’s apparently all water under the bridge now, but it will be interesting to see what – if any – “gotcha” questions Oprah has for Palin.

I’m sure she’ll do just fine. It’s been over a year since the “bad interview” week she had shortly after accepting the veep nomination from John McCain, and she seems sharper than ever now that she’s no longer being plagued by bogus ethics complaint after bogus ethics complaint from bitter political opponents. She’s got time to focus and prepare, something she lacked last year.

BTW, have you pre-ordered her book yet? :)

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15 Responses to “Mark your calendars: Palin set to appear on Oprah Nov. 16”


  1. Carol says:

    I have a different take on this. Hoprah is using Sarah Palin to get some viewers back that have been leaving for the past year. I wish she would not do the show because Hoprah will find a way to “nail” her, anything to help Obamessiah who’s falling in popularity.

  2. Angry Dumbo says:

    Carol is right. At very least Oprah will attempt to get Sarah to say she will not run or seek other office. Oprah needs Sarah, Sarah does not need Oprah.

    In the end, class wins out.

  3. Bill says:

    I’m sure the only purpose for Oprah having Palin on her show will be to try to make Palin look as foolish as possible. The Democrats absolutely fear her and they are fearful of her popping up again as a main contender in 2012.

    It certainly won’t be one of the “kissy, huggy” interviews she gives to her Hollywood and Liberal friends.

  4. suze says:

    I think Palin should a) not go on or b) run the interview.

    She should ask Oprah why she wouldn’t interview Palin during the campaign. Oprah said she didn’t want to let her show be a platform, but then used it as such for Obama. Palin should call her on the hypocrisy. She could then segue into Media Hypocrisy in general.

    Palin should ask Oprah how – as a successful capitalist and voluntary philanthropist – Obama’s social programs are aligned with her ideology. Is it just becasue he’s black? And isn’t that the very definition of racism?

    Sarah could then segue into how racism was used to muzzle opponents of Obama and hide his radical liberal roots.

  5. Anthony says:

    And I’ll point out that Amazon, in an apparent price war with Wal-Mart (IIRC), has lowered the price of Sarah’s book to $9. Yep, nine whole dollars. Great for us consumers. $-)

  6. Brontefan says:

    For a person who has always championed women’s causes, Oprah’s treatment of Sarah Palin during the campaign was insulting. Instead she was willing to sign on with a do-nothing decisive Chicago politician who is both anti-American and Marxist. She lost my respect as did all the rest of the MSM who thought being a “slobbering supporter” was more important than being a good journalist. [I mean you, Katie!:(] I would love to see something Obama wrote–because it is all safely salted away to keep his charming speaker tag in tact.

  7. sherri says:

    As Oprah tries to discredit Palin, Palin will take this opportunity and media time to use to her advantage. My hopes she’ll play it smart.

    I find it ironic that Obama is loosing in the polls while Hillary continues to gain. If Obama continues to bomb…could be Hillary vs. Sarah in 2012.

  8. CJ_Simones says:

    If Gov. Palin is not sworn in as the 45th president of the United States in January 2013, I fear for the resilience of this country.

  9. Kate says:

    You couldn’t get a better platform for Palin….using the back of your enemy! Go for it Sarah.

    Don’t mince words. Don’t fall for her little “politically correct” new age nonsense! Stand firm and speak out against her type of media and how they were just cheerleaders and not journalists.

    Shame her into admitting she is just a hypocrite. Make her eat crow!

    If the folks at HARPO productions are just in it to get back a few ratings points for one program, they are really desperate! One day is all they will get because people want to hear what Sarah has to say, not Hoprah.

  10. Brontefan says:

    Oooops! YES, ST, I have already ordered 2 copies of Palin’s new book! :x

  11. Chevy LT-1 says:

    Not feeling good about this Sarah needs to watch her P’s and Q’s. Then again maybe this is what SP wanted, maybe the Cuda got something ready for the Twinkie queen, maybe this is the first salvo in her comeback. To take on the people who done her wrong starting with that lying hypocrite Oprah.

    As much as I like SP I cannot bring myself to watching the show, all I can do is wish her good luck and quick wit as she heads into the lions den.

  12. Tom TB says:

    Sarah Palin never went to a fancy private school, never attended an ivy-league university, has a son in the Army, a daughter with child and no husband, another son with Down’s syndrome.Oprah’s audience will relate to her far better than they can to Oprah!

  13. Carol says:

    Good points, Tom TB!

  14. Carlos says:

    The audience that watches Oprah religiously is the white “shoulda been voted cheerleader” whose idea of the ideal life is in the ‘hood, and they think that by watching that sorry excuse gives their fantasies fulfillment.

    Which is exactly why she’s successful – her audience is brainless, unimaginative and self-loathing.