November 12th, 2009
10:55 AM ET
4 years ago

Palin, Winfrey talk about big interview

Oprah and Palin are revealing some details of their big interview.
Oprah and Palin are revealing some details of their big interview.

(CNN) - Sarah Palin enjoyed her highly-anticipated sit down with talk show host Oprah Winfrey so much that the two went "way over time," the former Alaska governor wrote on her Facebook Page.

But Palin gave few details of what the two discussed for more than hour, saying only that Winfrey was "very hospitable and gracious."

The former Republican vice presidential nominee also praised the show's studio audience, which she said was "full of warm, energized and (no doubt) curious viewers."

Meanwhile, Winfrey was a little more forthcoming with details of the interview, revealing in a Web video late Wednesday that the two "talked about everything."

"We talked about inside the campaign, what it felt like when she was first asked to be vice president. We talked about Bristol, the pregnancy. We talked about Trig, her baby. We talked about Levi Johnston. We talked about her marriage…there's nothing we didn't talk about."

The interview will air on Monday, a day before Palin's memoir "Going Rogue: An American Life" is released.

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soundoff (215 Responses)
  1. Terry from West Texas

    I support Sarah Palin 100% for the Republican nomination for the presidency in 2012. From my point of view, she is the idea candidate. I am a proud Liberal, and I think Palin is just the gal to put Conservatism in its coffin. She has brief experience as a small town mayor and she had half of a disappointing term as governor. She is not very smart. She is not at all informed. She will make many blunders during the campaign. I can't think of anyone more qualified.

    Go, Sarah, go!

    November 12, 2009 09:09 am at 9:09 am |
  2. ANGIE

    We can only hope she knows what is in her book. And I hope Oprah doesn't ask her any hard questions. Of course we know she is only going on the show to promote her book. she is all about the money. But I'm up for a good hard laugh.

    November 12, 2009 09:10 am at 9:10 am |
  3. Mike S.

    I'm so happy that Sarah Palin is building her celebrity status and bank account simultaneously. But I'm even more happy that this category 5 idiot isn't in any governmental position of power where important decisions must be made based on logic. Thank God she's just a media circus, and not Vice President.

    November 12, 2009 09:11 am at 9:11 am |
  4. Ya betchya! (Yawn)

    Oh I'm sure Palin sounded real smart and focused on that segment with Oprah. (Yawn) Ya betchya, Palin had such insight into world affairs and the Alaskan backyard. Palin is so relevant, I'm sure people are falling all over themselves to hear or see what she has to say. (Yawn)

    As you can tell, I'm being sarcastic as it appears CNN is about he only media line that wants to hear what Palin has to say, meaning Palin is so old news and getting kind of boring. (Wink)

    November 12, 2009 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
  5. Patrish

    The curious part of me wants to watch, but the logical part of me says no way! This woman is the dingbat that "claimed an anti-Christian conspiracy in the redesign of U.S. coins" a short time ago. She makes me embarrassed to be a woman. She's a joke. Sorry Oprah, I opt out of watching your show.

    November 12, 2009 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
  6. SkiDoc

    Gee........acceptance by the other immortal "O" Will be fun to watch the wimmins libbers get some kind of negativity out of this one. You go, Sarah!!

    November 12, 2009 09:15 am at 9:15 am |
  7. Monrob

    And what are we supposed to say, wonderful?

    November 12, 2009 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  8. Marco

    Get a LIFE CNN ! ! ! ! ! Why do you keep trying to make news out of non-story???? Palin tunnel focused

    November 12, 2009 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  9. ran

    Everyone stop commenting on this "thing" and maybe CNN will stop reporting on "it"

    Sad that CNN will not report on our troops instead report on this "thing".

    November 12, 2009 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
  10. Laurie

    Another day-another Sarah Palin ticker item. I'm going to start keeping track of how many days in a row!!!

    November 12, 2009 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
  11. strong

    Totally irrelevant. Bubble-gum dialogue for the stupid masses.

    Listen to something intelligent instead.

    November 12, 2009 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  12. Mamanomia

    I'm really trying to care...really, I am..but it's not coming along very well.

    November 12, 2009 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  13. simp

    i just don't understand why Oprah would have this woman on her show. she has to be the biggest liar not to mention the most negative woman that's even allowed air time today. Why give her this much air time all she is going to do lie. I'm very dissapointed that Oprah gave her this much exposure she is a nit wit that gets enough exposure through CNN now Oprah? But most important, NOBODY wants to hear or see her.

    November 12, 2009 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  14. sam

    Must be something for Oprah to interview the BIGGEST Loser

    November 12, 2009 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  15. Ed, Santa Fe, NM

    two egomaniacs and one brain..... i wouldn't watch it if you paid me.

    November 12, 2009 09:29 am at 9:29 am |
  16. Mike

    Surprise, surprise – it's coming the day before her book comes out.....Palin's views are shared by a small minority in this country. As a result – she will NEVER be elected to any high office position. If she is the Republican candidate for Pres, SHE WILL LOSE!!

    November 12, 2009 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  17. Lydia Heller, Rockwood, Tn

    After years & years of watching cnn i now bid you goodbye. Lou dobbs was the only reason our family watched cnn and we will follow him wherever he goes. You have lost a good honest man that we could trust to tell the truth and only the truth.

    November 12, 2009 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  18. Olivia

    I'm disappointed in oprah......could care less about Palin, as most of the nation agrees. She's a worthless twit.

    November 12, 2009 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  19. Wayne

    Today's CNN Sarah Palin story!!!!!
    What would we do without you.
    Kiss Kiss!

    November 12, 2009 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  20. lucy

    I guess this mean she must have answered well or Oprah was wimpy with her follow-up questions and let her go easy. Oprah is no Larry King or Barbara Walters after all.

    November 12, 2009 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  21. cara

    Note to Oprah: Please take a tip from your wise boyfriend Steadman who says: "What you focus on expands."

    Giving Sarah Palin a platform to continue this xenophobic parade across the landscape of American history is utterly wrong. Giving her precious air time and access to your audience just allows the myth of her credibility to "expand" - she is David Duke in sheep's clothing and maybe worse. Please use your editorial judgement and pull the plug on this episode.

    November 12, 2009 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
  22. inofritzn

    Wow someone on the other side can actually talk to Palin without spewing a bunch of insults? Way to remind the left about class Oprah.

    November 12, 2009 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  23. scott Austin

    Will Palin ever go away?

    November 12, 2009 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  24. Stacie

    Wait...I thought Oprah was part of the "gotcha media" that has treated little Sarah so poorly. Oh, that's only when she can't answer basic questions and makes herself sound like a complete bimbo.

    November 12, 2009 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  25. DJ

    Of course Oprah is a nice lady Palin. Did you deserve it after all the nasty things you did during the election process? No?!

    Oprah is a lady, so maybe you need to take some lessons from her. On second thought, stay the way you are so we can elect a more qualified President.

    November 12, 2009 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
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