Image Credit: Bob D’Amico/ABC; Brigitte Lacombe/Harpo ProductionOprah Winfrey, it’s time for your exit interview. And who better to serve as pop culture’s human resources rep than the grand inquisitor herself, Barbara Walters? Currently shooting the final season of her 25-year-old talk show, the cultural icon, daytime do-gooder, and occasional book enthusiast will sit down for a chat with the legendary broadcast journalist, headmistress of The View, and notoriously cruel tearjerker that ABC will air on Dec. 9.
According to Associated Press, the conversation — which will be taped at Oprah’s Chicago studios — will precede Walters’ annual salute to the year’s most “fascinating” people. (I’m predicting a 33-way tie for first place, all of them from Chile.) After 25 years of extraordinarily candid disclosures and mem0rable conversations on her own show, I can’t possibly think of anything new Oprah has to say — you know, other than “I do” to that Stedman guy.
Which suddenly hits me: How awesome would it be if Oprah was the next The Bachelorette? Imagine the ratings that would be generated by the spectacle of Oprah holding court in a Hollywood Hills mansion as a bunch of studly guys angle for some precious one-on-one time! Imagine Oprah going on those intimate overnight dates with her final three picks! Ratings gold! Imagine Kristen Baldwin’s recaps! Anyway, what am I supposed to be writing about? Oh, yeah. Oprah. Walters. The Conversation. Will tears flow? And what question would you like to see put to Oprah? Feel free to post below. Or not!