Oprah Discloses The Two Interview Subjects Who Got Away

CHICAGO (CBS) — Oprah Winfrey may have wrapped up her show here, but she was back at work and back in Chicago on Thursday.

The queen of talk, who has launched a new cable network, spoke to representatives of the industry at a trade show at McCormick Place.

“Welcome to my town,” Winfrey told audience members.

In an interview with Paula Zahn, Winfrey set a three-year timetable for her cable network to be a success. She said she’s already back at work.

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“The vacation that I thought I was going to have is kind of over,” Winfrey said.

Even though her network has not garnered large ratings, she told cable-industry representatives not to bet against her.

Winfrey also disclosed the two interviews she wished she could have landed. One is Susan Smith, the mother who murdered her children and told authorities an African-American man was to blame for their disappearance.

The other: O.J. Simpson.

“I have a dream of O.J. Simpson confessing to me,” Winfrey said.

  • Sam

    Will this egomaniac ever go away???

    • Jill

      Ditto, Sam!

  • Jane

    If people weren’t sick of Oprah before President Obama, aren’t they sick of her now? The woman is as plastic as the day is long, she is no intellectual, she is a made up person designed specifically for the camera. She got big by two things, 1. Following direction. 2. Eating. She has only been made popular by her handlers knowing what white middle and upper class women need to hear. She has been out of touch for so many years that she seems to believe that her made for the media image is actually real. She made a fortune, talked people into believing that hope is alive in suedo-socialism, does not share her own wealth (Anybody who thinks those “gifts” were coming from her own pocket is stupid. It’s called, advertising and tax deductions folks.). She spends out of the country, and does not recognize the needs of her own community here in North America. In my opinion, she’s a complete joke, a very wealthy joke. The girl can’t even dance. She has humiliated her family, and shamed everyone she touches.

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