Oprah on Barbara Walters Special
I don't know a lot about Oprah Winfrey. I don't watch her talk show or follow her life. I'm trying to watch her on Barbara Walters' special and I can't get past the distracting scar/indent/shadow on the side of her left eye. Does ABC just have the worst lighting/camera people or is it Oprah? With her vast fortune, it's hard to believe she couldn't have it fixed. Her lips are chapped, the sides of her nose are shiny, it looks like she has white powder inside her nose (and I highly doubt she took a bump before the show), so what gives?
She seemed really uncomfortable talking about her parents. [More..]
I'm trying to like Oprah. But I don't believe her. Her description of her relationship with Stedman: It's like her discussion of her parents. She chooses her words so carefully -- speaks so slowly compared to when she's discussing other topics. If she doesn't want to talk about her personal life, why go on the show? If it's to plug her new network, why not have the personal topics declared off limits? She's Oprah, she has the power to set whatever terms she wants.
My favorite line: when she mentioned "the thousands of hours of therapy I didn't have and don't need." Is there anyone in Oprah's universe who can't benefit from therapy?
Really one of the most uncomfortable interviews (from a viewer standpoint) I've seen. Which is a shame. She's probably one of the biggest philanthropists ever. I think giving is what she's best at, whether its giving people a platform and exposure or financial help and gifts. I wish the interview had focused more on the good she's done in those areas, and less about her. Her personal life is just not ready for prime time exposure. Of all people, you would think she knows that.
Update: From the comments below, it appears Oprah didn't have the kind of parents growing up one would want to be close to, and ABC's lighting crew is at fault.
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