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 marriageā€¦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. mike

    I cannot believe that oprah is paying for this fool to be on the show

    November 12, 2009 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  2. jaye

    I'm ashamed of Oprah for giving the biggest liar in politics the chance to promote herself, her book, and her lies on the Oprah show.
    Shame on you, Oprah.

    And, Lou Dobbs is headed to Fox News so he'll have free reign to keep spouting his hate against minorities.

    November 12, 2009 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  3. Jules G

    But did they talk about why she would not interview Sarah Palin on her show during the election? Didn't want her to upstage Obama and Queen Oprahs party of choice- the democrats for all of you who don't know which way Oprah swings.

    November 12, 2009 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  4. Palin Schmalin

    Oh come on, CNN..... Get this GARBAGE off the Political Ticker. At best, it belongs in the entertainment section. Oprah is not a politician. Palin is no longer a politician, never was much of a politician, and will never be again. You are making me sick with this rediculous coverage every time she farts and pushing me to get my news elsewhere.

    November 12, 2009 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  5. the southern progressive

    i wonder if they talked about the "death panels"

    November 12, 2009 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  6. Proud Member..Party of No

    This doesn't sound like good news to the lunatic democrats who constantly try to paint Palin as some sort of wacko. It scares them to death that she just might come across as smart, fresh, bold and capable. And with Obama turning out to be such a loser it may scare them even more so.

    November 12, 2009 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  7. yuri

    Palin's incoherent rant is what we are afraid of, when she is being interviewed by celebs in the fifth estate.

    November 12, 2009 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  8. Susan

    PLEASE ... enough with the all the Sarah Palin coverage.

    Excuse me, but she brings nothing to the table. Yikes, I forgot ... she does have a couple of years of governorship experience under her belt, but then she "skiped out" on her responsibilities.

    In selecting her as his running mate, John McCain proved he cared little about our (and his) country!

    November 12, 2009 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  9. Carmen, Miami FL

    I don't care about Palin, and her interviews just seem so disingenuous and staged. I won't be watching this. Frankly I think it'll turn into a fluff interview, where she'll get to lie answering the "hard" questions. No thanks.

    November 12, 2009 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  10. C. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    I guess Oprah kept it simple and asked Palin the easy questions. Fox News is even distancing themselves from Palin after her coin controversey which means she is an embarrassment to the Republican party. Everybody now knows Palin gets all her misinformation from bloggers and does not read and do research before running off at the mouth.

    November 12, 2009 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  11. RAG

    So now that they have talked about everyting, there is no reason for CNN to ever mention this human historical footnote to the death of the Republican Party ever again.

    November 12, 2009 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  12. Tracy

    To be honest – who really hopes to make more money the other increase ratings. We all know the questions that needed to be asked were not.

    November 12, 2009 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  13. Ann Lord

    Show me the money, show me the money.......Oprah, where is your soul...........oh yeah, you sold it.....Palin never had one...............

    November 12, 2009 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  14. ThinkAgain

    Doesn't Palin realize that Oprah endorsed and is friendly with President Obama, who sat on the same board of directors of the Woods Fund of Chicago, as William Ayers?!?

    So now Palin is "palling around" with terrorists!!!!

    November 12, 2009 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  15. John in Tampa

    Psst! Sarah Palin was not born in the United States. Pass it on.

    November 12, 2009 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  16. Stephan Srock

    The truth of the matter is that Palin is using Winfrey to "get me back in the limelight again" ploy, and Winfrey knows it but also knows that it means more bucks for her show and pocketbook to allow this to happen. Ahhhh, the almighty buck!

    November 12, 2009 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  17. jeff

    Here we go again! Stop giving this moron press!!,Then she'll fade away!

    November 12, 2009 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  18. Fitz in Texas

    Haven't watched Oprah for a very very long time, but I sure will on Monday when Palin will be her guest.

    November 12, 2009 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  19. Oh Boy!!!???

    I hope she announces a Palin-Prejean Ticket.

    That would be so lovely, wouldn't it?

    November 12, 2009 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  20. Kitchen Police

    Did Oprah ask Palin if she was really a lizard woman in disguise?

    November 12, 2009 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  21. Marilyn

    Two women I have absolutely no interest in hearing from or about.

    November 12, 2009 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  22. Tony

    It's good to see that some people are not so critical and judgemental of others based on their political affiliation. Oprah an avid support of Prez Obama can have a non-biased interview with Palin.....maybe she should work for CNN!

    November 12, 2009 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  23. keep hope alive

    Palin's book a best seller as Sean Hannity said??? We'll you lie!! They are selling it for 4.97. I wouldn't buy or read her book with those pack of lies and bigot smears if she paid me.

    November 12, 2009 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  24. Scott

    CNN: Seriously. This woman is on the political ticker EVERY DAY. This is ridiculous.

    November 12, 2009 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  25. Susan

    Have we not heard enough about this dumb has been quitter govenor from Alaska? CNN why are you so enthralled with her? I certainly am not and I happen to be a lifelong Republican.
    Susan from Florida

    November 12, 2009 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
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