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Oprah Winfrey Covers 'Parade'

Oprah Winfrey Covers 'Parade'

Oprah Winfrey is red hot on the cover of Parade magazine’s latest issue.

Here’s what the 56-year-old talk show host had to share:

On considering retirement: “I was questioning, Why don’t I build a boat and sail around the world? Why don’t I learn French and find a nice little house in Provence? I could see myself bicycling with my baguettes and the whole thing. But I talked it over with my friends, and they all said, ‘You’re not going to be happy doing nothing.’ ”

On what she perceive as a failure: “What will be a failure is if nobody comes and watches this network. What others will perceive as failure is if some shows don’t succeed. I’m concerned about the bigger overall picture: my belief that people are basically good and want to see the good in them reflected through their experiences and the shows that they watch. This is a gamble I’m taking. I believe that the banal state of television, the kind of insipid space that we’re in–that you can have as many channels as we have and not find anything that really interests you–means that to a great extent we’ve lost our way.”

On President Obama: “I think that no one understands until you’ve been in that seat the enormous pressure to please and satisfy everybody. And I think instead of being grateful for where we are and what he has done, we’ve forgotten that we were on the brink of a depression when he took over this office. And as everybody celebrates the holiday season and sits around with their families, regardless of your circumstance, we could’ve had breadlines. How soon we forget that.”

On hoping to be an ambassador: “Nobody’s offered [that] to me in this administration. But I will tell you a funny story. When I was at the Kennedy Center Honors for Tina Turner [in 2005], I was sitting at Colin Powell‘s table, and he said that we were in the ambassadors room [a room at the State Department with portraits of ambassadors and secretaries of state]. And I said, ‘Gee, this is really–this is lovely. An ambassador, I think that would be really great.’ He goes, ‘Name your country, baby, name your country.’”

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17 Comments

# 1

the bestttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt

# 2

she covers it allright…

# 3

BREADLINES?
come on
qick making excuses for this guy

# 4

I don’t like her, never did.

# 6

I detest Oprah’s materialism and the way she encourages the greed of her audiences. She’s symbolic of what is so wrong with America today.

# 7

OMG she’s effing huge :SSS

# 8
thesanguine @ 12/22/2010 at 8:39 pm

I love her. Everything she said is spot on (#3). Read any book (preferebly economic) about the great depression, and you’ll understand why.

# 9

jj you big dummies. Your moderators truly suck. Now I know for sure.

sarafina56 @ 12/23/2010 at 11:30 am

Love her…….

she is a fat, ugly ****!

@thesanguine:

Actually, if you read any REAL economics book on the Great Depression, you will find out that government intervention made everything much, much worse! Unemployment trippled, businesses closed and property was lost, all AFTER the New Deal policies went into effect.

rickysaid @ 12/23/2010 at 5:41 pm

Oprah is freaking cow

people still like her? its hard to believe

Solar Flair @ 12/23/2010 at 6:20 pm

You tell them Oprah! The bottom line is that this man actually cares. Again, if you have worked in the government, you will understand that everything is a GIGANTIC PROCESS. It takes time to do things. These processes are in existence for order and protection (checks and balances).

itstrueagain @ 12/24/2010 at 5:49 am

Is there anyone who cares anymore what Oprah thinks, says, eats, does?

TWPUMPKIN @ 12/25/2010 at 1:35 am

#15 SOLAR FLAIR

ARE YOU KIDDING ME? “OBAMA ACTUALLY CARES”. PULL YOUR HEAD OUT OF YOUR _SS! HE DOES NOT GIVE A CR_AP ABOUT ANYONE BUT HIMSELF! THE REST OF YOU IDIOTS THAT KEEP MAKING EXCUSES FOR HIM NEED TO STEP UP TO THE PLATE AND ADMIT THAT HE HAS NO IDEA WHAT HE IS DOING. I WISH HIM AND OPRAH WOULD TAKE EACH OTHER BY THE HAND AND WALK ON OUT OF THIS COUNTRY.

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