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. Niki Birdsflight

    Oprah's style is going down the chute. If she can spend a whole hour talking to Palin on personal issues, it makes me assume she had no one else to interview. What happend to the riveting guests and the magnetic environment? Gone in my opinion. Her show has gone flat.

    November 12, 2009 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  2. Tom in FL

    This is a good format for her. If she says anything really stupid, it can be edited out.

    November 12, 2009 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  3. Mary Ann Bohn

    I am sorry to hear people of such stature as Oprah Winfrey and Barbara Walters giving a platform to the likes of a Sarah Palin. Sarah Palin's platform is lies, deceit and anger.. She incites fear and doubt in her followers with her "death panel" and personal hatred for President Obama. She does all this under the auspices of her loving "God" Sarah is one sick , dangerous and stupid individual that receives way too much media hype.

    Mary Ann from Florida

    November 12, 2009 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  4. psmail2

    Sarah, why bother? Since you have fumbled the ball for the GOP, Michele Bachmann has picked it up and will score.

    November 12, 2009 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  5. SCOTT

    It is hard to conceive the Palin will run for Prez as a "rogue" or outsider after sitting for an interview with Oprah. Oprah is the anti-rogue.

    November 12, 2009 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  6. LacrosseMom

    I think it is very gracious of Oprah, to invite Sarah Palin to her show. Oprah does not have to; she is one of the few enlightened souls in television who can treat people with differing views..... with respect. A rare thing these days.

    Bravo for those who reach across party lines and ideologies to seek understanding and foster goodwill.

    November 12, 2009 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  7. Brett

    oh for the love of the baby jesus I wish people would stop acting like this person is worth a minute of our time. Can we please have a moratorium on this twit, John and Kate, lindsey Lohan, Paris Hilton, and any of the other idiots that you guys love to cover because they are train wrecks.

    November 12, 2009 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  8. Fair is Fair

    No news article on O-blah-blah rejecting ALL of the Afghanistan options presented to him?

    Once again, the community organizer votes "present".

    Thank God we have a Palin story, though.

    November 12, 2009 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  9. pistachio

    Why isn't she home taking of her kids??? Why did she bother having them if she is jaunting all over the country??? And who makes the money in that family to pay the bills? When she was on the campaign trail her husband was with her. Doesn't he work?? What a joke that family is!!

    November 12, 2009 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  10. Dorothy Goldstein

    I wouldn't buy Palin's book if it was the last book on the shelf. It would be a waste of my precious time. And I certainly do not plan on watching Oprah when Palin is on. I have no interest in what she has to say. Her political talking is all negative. She has nothing to say. And if she ever runs for President, we would be in big trouble.

    This is all a waste of Oprah's time and everyone's time. Palin is like a cartoon character.

    November 12, 2009 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  11. KathyC in MInnesota

    Oprah should ask Sarah Palin if she really believed the President palled around with terrorists. I would be willing to see the reaction on her face and that of the audience.

    November 12, 2009 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  12. Republicans are the American Taliban

    They talked about Sarah coming to work for Oprah as a secretary ...as soon as she finishes correspondence school on the internet...

    November 12, 2009 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  13. texas conservative

    Why does Palin still get air time? Geraldine ran for VP in the 80's and we heard crickets......Palin dismantled her own party because of her run for office.

    November 12, 2009 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  14. Aaron

    Thanks for the plug, CNN. I'll be sure I'm otherwise occupied on Monday.

    November 12, 2009 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  15. tisgoogle

    Sorry Oprah wont be watching your show on this day!

    November 12, 2009 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  16. Bill

    Who cares?

    November 12, 2009 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  17. Beverly in NC

    Won't be watching...I already know more than I want to about the obnoxious, extremist, fake values, dumb as dirt Palin. Nobody cares about the drama she creates to get attention and her book we all know she didn't write. Palin has gotten far more attention that she deserves. She ranks right up there with the former Miss California bimbo, the incredibly stupid former Miss Teen SC, and the nutjob Rep. Michele Bachmann.

    Why don't we have focus and stories on intelligent women who contrinute to society, have real family values, and make a positive difference and influence in the lives of others?

    November 12, 2009 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  18. Loup Garou 782

    It will be interesting to see how much of what Ms. Palin had to say is edited out.
    After the program is aired Monday we will see if Ms Palin still considers that winfrey woman "hospitable and gracious.

    November 12, 2009 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  19. Bill

    Palin is such an airhead... Its crazy that people actually like her.
    There will always be idiots in the world.

    November 12, 2009 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  20. Ohio Man

    Wouldn't it be funny if Oprah offered Palin 20 million to go away live on TV.. hmmmm you know she would say "you betcha " i'll take the money ..and run.. as we have seen already

    November 12, 2009 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  21. JG

    I guess it went overtime because Oprah was constantly forced to ask her to "say again". Could you possibly rephrase what you just said? It was just a Yes or No question! Oprah was probably thinking: OMG, and this woman could have been our President!!!!

    November 12, 2009 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  22. Joe Unger, San Francisco

    Why would Oprah want to talk about the First Dude's prowness in the bedroom? Or is Oprah blowing smoke again?

    November 12, 2009 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  23. Tina, California

    I cannot wait to see the show. Very interested in what was talked about and how Palin handled herslef.

    I am not a Palin hater, but I truly feel that she is not ready to be POTUS.
    She should stay focused on her children and grandchildren.

    November 12, 2009 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  24. Mike

    Well By Golly this big citie Chicago isn't Real America sorry folks but your all Obama loving Commies

    November 12, 2009 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  25. Sandy`

    I do not find Palin newsworthy and I will NOT be watching Oprah if she is on the show.

    November 12, 2009 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
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