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. Bob Smith

    Palin is not news why does anyone care and why in the world would Oprah have her on the show?

    I voted for the ticket but It's over stick a fork in her she's done. Let her rest in peace or shall I say let her rest in pieces.

    November 12, 2009 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  2. lisa

    GEE, thanks Oprah
    Sarah Palin needed more exposure.
    She's hurting for money. That is all we needed. Poor women

    November 12, 2009 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  3. John

    Oprah is underhanded and a hypocrit who only did this to harm SP.

    November 12, 2009 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  4. Larry

    Didn't the Right Wing boycott Oprah not long ago after purportedly "snubbing" Mrs. Palin? Oprah is apparently "gracious and hospitable" now that Mrs. Palin needs a microphone. Quite comical.

    November 12, 2009 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  5. SocialismBad

    Why is Palin boosting Oprah's ratings with her appearance? Oprah's audience will not buy her book. Oprah used her show and celebrity status to push Obama down our throats. Reward your supporters before rewarding your enemies. Poor judgment Sarah!

    November 12, 2009 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  6. Cheryl from MN

    šŸ˜› Palin stinks!

    November 12, 2009 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  7. Ken Williams

    Gee,better late than never huh? It would have been terrible if Palin would've been given a fair interview during the campaign.

    November 12, 2009 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  8. Ted from Calif.

    Maybe the interview will present some insight on why Sarah Palin is so loved by the christian right. The most obvious reason seems to be that she is an attractive women who stimulates those who have trouble keeping their zippers zipped. Maybe some other hidden talent will be revealed.

    November 12, 2009 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  9. Charlotte

    Who cares. Oprah has really sealed her tabloid status by sitting down with this illiterate twit.

    November 12, 2009 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  10. johnrj08

    Hard to believe that Oprah Winfrey knowingly allowed Palin to use her in order to promote her ultra-conservative 5-chapter booklet on how to be an intellectual vacuum..

    November 12, 2009 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  11. Scott, Mizzou

    Is Oprah looking for a spot on the Comedy Channel? We all need a good long laugh during these tough times and I am sure Sarah Palin, as usual, will deliver. If she ever goes on a comedy tour, then I will see that show.

    November 12, 2009 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  12. carlos, THAT one

    every night and also on sunday????

    November 12, 2009 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |

    Go Sarah go!!! As long as we REAL Americans (democrats) have you, we will ALWAYS remain in power!!! Yeah!!!!

    November 12, 2009 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  14. sherry

    Of course Oprah was gracious......Oprah is top class.
    Sarah could take some lessons from her on how to act like an adult and a lady

    November 12, 2009 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  15. Lisa M.

    Can't wait. Yawn.

    November 12, 2009 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  16. CBR

    I am sure this will be watched by thousands. However, is this really news? Just how far do we get from what is a puff piece to what is really important to people everyday.

    November 12, 2009 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  17. Kelly From Canada

    Interviewing people who have books written for them? What could possibly be interesting about this media attention seeker?
    Let me guess..she can see Canada from Chicago? This is why I will never watch Oprah again.

    November 12, 2009 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  18. jj

    Palin is not news – or interesting.
    I'll pass.

    November 12, 2009 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  19. gertrude Martins

    I am sure Sara Palin is not a calculating Mean creature. She might not be well read and polished, but she is certainly energetic and comes across as honest. Are her openions based on alI the facts and unbiased? I do not know. Is she ready to be the President of United States? That is the question to be answered by the voters alone.

    November 12, 2009 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  20. Steve in Kentucky

    Why Oprah gave this quitter/loser a platform like this I can't understand.

    Still, if it'll help this brainless wonder capture the 2012 Rethuglican nomination, it'll all be worthwhile.

    November 12, 2009 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  21. Jon

    Oprah should go on the view when barbara decides to retire. A one-woman show just isn't as intriguing after everyone copied her format. There are so many woman TV show hosts now.

    So Oprah, move to the view, say goodbye to your show! It's format is old.

    November 12, 2009 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  22. Eyes Wide Open

    Alright, got my daily dose of Palin-Ticker. Now I can get some work done.

    Let the hate begin....

    November 12, 2009 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  23. RTB

    Why in the world would any one want to interview the Alaskan Air Head?

    November 12, 2009 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  24. Very Convenient

    Sarah Palin is a user. During the election campaign, she refused to appear on Oprah's show. Who can refuse to appear on Oprah's show? But now she wants to promote her book so conveniently she willingly appear. Oh for the love of money and self-promotion. Very conservative.

    November 12, 2009 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  25. Turbanator

    And how they had to keep vocabulary at the 3rd grade level. And tell her, we eat though we go grocery shoping

    November 12, 2009 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
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