“Oprah Winfrey says she wants to interview O.J. Simpson. Not only does she want to interview him, but she wants to interview him on the condition that he ‘confesses to me,’ ” TVWeek reported on Thursday.
“Winfrey made her remarks today during the general session at the NCTA Cable Show at the McCormick Convention Center in Chicago. She was interviewed by Discovery’s Paula Zahn.
“The question to ask about Oprah’s wish to interview Simpson and get him to confess is why she would think he would ever do such a thing. Simpson was found not guilty by a jury in the 1994 killings of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and a friend, Ron Goldman.
“Winfrey had an answer to that: The same forces in the universe that led a poor girl in Mississippi to become a very successful talk show host will make it possible.
“Besides Simpson, Oprah said there was only one other person she’d like to interview that she’s never been able to: Susan Smith, who infamously killed her children and lied about doing so.”
Smith, who is white, first told police that she had been carjacked by a black man who kidnapped the boys, causing a manhunt. But she had killed her sons by rolling her car into a lake.
In December, then Gov.-elect Nikki Haley of South Carolina said she wouldn’t grant Winfrey access to Smith, continuing the state Department of Corrections’ long-standing policy of barring inmates from giving interviews, the Post and Courier in Charleston reported.
Andrea Morabito, Multichannel News: Cable Show 2011: Oprah Reassures Cable Audience She’s ‘All In’ On OWN
“Two southeast Michigan media organizations announced the launch of a new partnership that spotlights the contributions of the region’s ethnic, minority and immigrant entrepreneurs,” the Arab American News, based in Dearborn, Mich., reported on Thursday.