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

Palin, Winfrey talk about big interview

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="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. Beyond Absurd

    "CNN – where news meets entertainment – and news loses.

    November 12, 2009 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  2. Ned

    who cares?

    November 12, 2009 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  3. bob

    the interview will air after they figure out how to edit it to make her sound smart... i feel bad for whomever has to do that.

    November 12, 2009 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  4. Lone Wolf

    I don't care about Sarah Palin. She's just another right-wingnut with nothing intelligent to say.

    November 12, 2009 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  5. gary davis Harbor Oregon

    why would Oprah want this idiot on any show other than Jerry Springers show .. Palin is a fluckish fool and a lier and con artist 🙂

    November 12, 2009 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  6. Beverly

    I wonder if they talked about Palin's despicable practice of having wolves run down and scared nearly to death, and then shot from helicopters (sometimes left writhing in pain). Palin is a gross and inhumane person who has taken the practice of lying and inciting hatred to a new level.

    November 12, 2009 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  7. victim of republican greed

    Will the wingnuts watch this mainstream media program?

    November 12, 2009 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  8. "very hospitable and gracious"

    respect for Oprah, none

    November 12, 2009 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  9. idesign

    Shouting “Sarah Palin” in a room full of libs gets the same result as shouting “fire” in a movie theater. Screaming panic.

    November 12, 2009 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  10. Patsy, Texas

    This is one interview I will gladly avoid.

    November 12, 2009 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  11. Ray

    Oprah fell in love with her just like many of us Democrats and Independents. Palin 2012 !!!!

    November 12, 2009 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  12. A. Goodwin

    This should be an interesting show. Intellent woman (Oprah) meets idot (Palin). I'm sure she had the quesitons in advance – you betcha!

    November 12, 2009 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  13. Michelle

    Did you talk about her lying? How about the comment last week that it was an Obama plot to get "In God We Trust" moved on the new dollar coin, when it was Republicans who approved the change 5 years ago? I'd love to hear someone call out this woman on her problems with telling truth from fiction to garner support from people who obviously don't care about truth either, just catchy lies that make them feel good about hating Obama. Maybe Fox, which called her on it, will actually have someone honest enough to ask her a tough question about something, or even an easy question that she will answer truthfully. Not that would be rogue behavior for Sarah Palin. That and her actually apologizing for some of the wicked things she has put out there over the past year. Nah...that wouldn't be rogue, it would be human.

    November 12, 2009 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  14. Robin

    Looking forward to seeing the interview. It sounds (much to the dismay of the libs) that it went very well.

    November 12, 2009 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  15. susanj

    I'm hoping Oprah asked her why she lied about death panels. I'm hoping she asked her why she doesn't believe in dinosaurs and why she kills wolves. Although as much as Iike Oprah I would never watch th interview. I can't stand the woman.

    November 12, 2009 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  16. Janie

    Sorry Oprah, Sarah Palin has used up her 15 minutes of fame. I'm sick to death of her. She is narrow minded, deceitful and will stop at nothing to promote herself. Please let this be the last we hear of her.

    November 12, 2009 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  17. kgeukes Michigan

    I guess Oprah needs more viewers but this is not the way to get them. This witch is coming to GR, MI and I have no desire to see her or read her coloring book...What kind of book only has 5 chapters?? I hope she makes no money and that people will wake up and realize that SP is taking them for a ride!!!!!!

    November 12, 2009 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  18. Splat!~

    I, for one, appreciate the job CNN does in the almost daily articles of Ms. Palin. The public needs to be constantly remined of her ignorance!~

    November 12, 2009 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  19. Big John

    Oprah no doubt had to ask very simple questions that she could understand. Off the table were questions like where she gets her news...

    November 12, 2009 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  20. Ajay Jain

    Just FIVE Chapters will not do Palin any good even with an Oprah introduction!!!

    November 12, 2009 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  21. Ethan

    FIVE CHAPTERS!!!!! Her book is only FIVE chapters long! And ZERO policy. What a fool. Nevermind political ideology, how can anyone with a pulse take her seriously for one second?

    November 12, 2009 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  22. Peter s

    Did you talk about how what makes you lie and bad mouth others?. If not nothing of a substance came from that meeting Serah!

    November 12, 2009 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  23. greg

    Who cares?

    November 12, 2009 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  24. lisa

    Ellen and even Paris Hilton have had good times talking to Oprah. But that doesn't make me want them as leader of our Country either.

    November 12, 2009 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  25. PK California

    That is one Oprah show I will not watch! I have no interest in seeing, hearing, or even honoring Palin with my presence. The woman pretends to be an authority on EVERYTHING, when she knows NOTHING! She was a gimmic chosen by McCain who always had and eye for a pretty face. Biggest mistake he ever made. It cost him the presidency and the GOP, that continues to back her, will lose the respect of their members. The smart ones are refusing to have her campaign for them. They all got in office. Fess up, GOP, and tewl her thanks, but no thanks. She's leaning Independent anyway.

    November 12, 2009 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
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