October 20th, 2009
06:44 PM ET
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Palin to appear on Oprah day before tell-all released

Palin will talk to Oprah Winfrey the day before her memoir hits bookstores.
Palin will talk to Oprah Winfrey the day before her memoir hits bookstores.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Sarah Palin will sit down with Oprah Winfrey the day before her new memoir hits bookstores, Harpo announced Tuesday.

The former Alaska governor will make the appearance on Oprah on November 16 to talk about her highly anticipated tell-all, "Going Rogue: An American Life."

Palin has never before appeared on the popular daytime talk show. Last December, Winfrey said she had invited her on the show to discuss the election, but suggested at the time that Palin had instead chose other interviewers.

"I said I would be happy to talk to Sarah Palin when the election was over... I went and tried to talk to Sarah Palin and instead she talked to Greta [Van Susteren]. She talked to Matt [Lauer]. She talked to Larry [King]. But she didn't talk to me," Oprah told the show Extra last year.


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  1. dorothy

    Sarah Palin was right not to have an interview with Oprah

    Oprah would not have been nice to her

    Now Sarah will know how to respond to her

    October 20, 2009 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  2. aa

    tell all release of lies

    October 20, 2009 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  3. Lorianne

    Last December, Winfrey said she had invited her on the show to discuss the election, but suggested at the time that Palin had instead chose (SIC) other interviewers.

    CHOSEN TO DO

    Please, if you are a reporter, learn to use the language properly.

    October 20, 2009 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  4. Carole

    Sarah Palin truly goes to the highest bidder. Gee, do ya think Oprah's Book Club is not on her pea brain?

    I will be sick if Oprah admits this junk to her book club. What an insult to the previous true authors of great works.

    October 20, 2009 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  5. Angie

    Knock her sock off, Sarah!! We love you!!

    October 20, 2009 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  6. shidley

    Op, why are you giving this woman the airtime? Geez. Hasn't America had enough of this whacko?

    October 20, 2009 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  7. Penny

    Sarah Palin certainly doesn't need Oprah to sell her new book – unlike most authors – but she is certainly smart to tap into Oprah's viewers and followers. She's much smarter than most people give her credit for. She's just beginning...

    October 20, 2009 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  8. republicans hate america

    interesting now that she needs to sell a book that liberal media is important to palin.

    October 20, 2009 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  9. Tom

    Of course, like all other interviews, she'll not answer any questions. She'll certainly think Oprah's picking on her.

    October 20, 2009 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  10. Just Breathe

    Unless Palin had a brain transplant, even Oprah can't make her seem interesting enough for me to watch the interview. (eye rolling)

    October 20, 2009 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  11. johnmccain

    She is going to cancel it... Hah...

    October 20, 2009 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  12. BillyBobTomRedcracker

    I hope Ms. Winfrey has the backbone to ask this idiot about all the lies that she told (and continues to tell) during the campaign of 2008. This supposed college graduate (Palin) loved to try to putdown President Obama's social work as a community organizer while she was stumbling through school. Funny how she never mentioned that he was President of the Harvard Law Review and went on to teach constitutional law at the University of Chicago not to mention being elected to the U.S. Senate. All this criticism from someone who barely made it through Jr. College.

    October 20, 2009 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  13. proud dem in nc

    Please... She's only talking to Oprah because she wants publicity for her book. She refused Oprah's earlier requests to go on the show, but now that the book is coming out, all of a sudden she's willing to talk. She is SOOOOO transparent. What a phony!!

    October 20, 2009 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  14. Real-Repub

    O goodie. an irrelevant wannabe and an overexposed TV personality. I can't wait. (NOT)

    October 20, 2009 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  15. Monica

    Why would she not want to talk to Oprah now? The woman knows how to get her book sell.

    October 20, 2009 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  16. Doc in Virginia

    Gee....only for her book sales...What a mercenary.

    October 20, 2009 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  17. Palin Schmalin

    Highly anticipated? Like the swine flu?? HAHAHAHA.

    October 20, 2009 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  18. will Oprah have read her book?

    and will we find out that she has caught Palin in lies and inaccuracies and a tearful Palin will admit it, not unlike Oprah's last confession from a novelist

    no, Palin had nothing to do with writing this book, can she even write?

    October 20, 2009 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  19. Big Ed

    A soft interview and another opportunity to peddle her coloring book. SO WHAT??

    October 20, 2009 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  20. Jim

    (yawn)

    like we didn't expect this?

    not news.

    October 20, 2009 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  21. Rebecca

    Funny how Oprah tops the list when there's a book to sell. Guess Oprah's support of Obama just doesn't matter any more - like the people of Alaska.

    October 20, 2009 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  22. Simmy

    Oprah would sell her soul for ratings.....I'll take a pass on her and Hong Kong Sue.....

    October 20, 2009 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  23. http://twitter.com/whybs

    Who says bipartisanship is only lip service! :)

    Palin, Forget about your book. To make as much money as Oprah does, demand your own show! To average folks, beauty beats knowledge hands down!

    October 20, 2009 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  24. CK

    Looks like Lauren Kornreich skewed the reporting of the facts on this one? Was it not Oprah who refused to have Palin? Now Lauren is crafting the words to make it appear as if Oprah was the one who was dissed! Read carefully how Lauren twists what happen to create an entirely different impression! Oprah blocked Palin from access to her media and publically insulted Palin further by telling her to come back after the election (even though Oprah was actively using her media access to influence the election for other candidates). Amazing how "reporter" "journalist" Lauren misses informing her readers about that.

    October 20, 2009 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  25. ran

    I don't care! I don't care! I don't care!

    October 20, 2009 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
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