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5 Standout Barbara Walters Interviews

Walters says goodbye to TV news after 50 years

(Newser) - When Barbara Walters signs off from The View today, it will mark her farewell to television—at least as a regular—after a 50-year career. For a woman who started out hawking dog food on camera to one that reeled in the most viewers of any single news program ever... More »

Bolshoi Director to Attackers: I Forgive You

Sergei Filin speaks on Russian TV

(Newser) - The Bolshoi Ballet's artistic director said yesterday that he forgives whoever is behind the acid attack that left him hospitalized and injured in both eyes, Reuters reports. Sergei Filin, 42, spoke in a grainy video link with Russian TV from his hospital room. "I am not going to... More »

DSK Admits 'Moral Failing,' Denies Rape

Tonight's French TV appearance could draw record audience

(Newser) - Making his first public appearance since his arrest on rape charges in New York four months ago, Dominique Strauss-Kahn admitted today to a moral failing: "What happened was more than an inappropriate relation. It was an error," the former IMF chief said on French television. "I regret... More »

Obama Talks Childhood, Breaking Friend's Arm

He did not want to be president when he was 6, but did break kid's arm

(Newser) - In lieu of actually going to Indonesia—the visit was put off to seal the health care deal—President Obama recently sat down for an interview with a television station from the country where he spent some of his childhood. His breathless interlocutor appears focused on confirming or debunking myths... More »

Jon Stewart to Appear on Bill O'Reilly's Show

It will be Stewart's second visit with Papa Bear

(Newser) - Jon Stewart will brave the wilds of Fox News tomorrow to appear on Bill O’Reilly’s program for the second time. But why? “Stewart wants to be on the highest-rated show in cable news,” a source joked to the New York Daily News . Whatever the impetus, the... More »

Palin Book All 'Fabrications': McCain Aide

In Maddow interview, Wallace points to 'bizarre fixation' on past

(Newser) - Rachel Maddow’s show has surely been the locus of some Sarah Palin bashing, but last night it got its ammunition from an unlikely source—her handler during last year’s campaign. Nicolle Wallace is not happy about her characterization in Palin’s Going Rogue, and gave an interview despite... More »

Cheney's 'Dead Wrong,' We're Safer: Biden

(Newser) - Joe Biden begs to differ with Dick Cheney's view that the US is less safe under President Obama. Cheney is not “out of line, but he is dead wrong,” Biden told CNN. In fact, the Bush administration left the nation in its weakest state since WWII, stretched thin... More »

Obama Will Hit Tonight Show Again

(Newser) - Barack Obama will appear on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno this Thursday during his tour of Southern California, the New York Times reports. Obama was a guest on Leno during the campaign, but sitting presidents rarely appear on late-night television. Aides say Obama will address issues related to the... More »

'I Can't Do Anything Wrong Once I'm in the Pool'

(Newser) - In his first post-bong-photo interview, Michael Phelps says he has a sure-fire way to stay out of trouble—get back to the "normal routine" of the swimming pool. In the interview—it airs tomorrow on NBC's Today show, notes Entertainment Tonight—Matt Lauer asks Phelps if he's worried the... More »

Diplomacy? In Turkey, Clinton Dishes on Love

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton had some serious business in Turkey today, but a stop at a talk show revealed a gushier side, Reuters reports. When asked about the "last" time she fell in love, she proved her diplomatic mettle. “It was so long ago, with my husband,” she said,... More »

Octuplet Granny: Nadya's a Good Mom After All

(Newser) - The grandmother of the California octuplets has backtracked on a well-publicized, and rather dim opinion of her daughter, Us reports. Nadya Suleman “is trying so hard to take care of these children, and she's a good mother,” her mother, Angela, said. “She's a very good mother,”... More »

Flight 1549 Pilot 'Trying to Forgive Myself'

Talks to Katie Couric for first post-crash interview

(Newser) - Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger is often called a “hero” for successfully landing US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River, but Sullenberger doesn’t feel like a hero. “One of the hardest things for me to do was to forgive myself for not having done something else.... More »

'All Obama All the Time' Garners Mixed Reviews

(Newser) - You can’t miss President Obama these days, as he undertakes a media blitz that has watchers nodding and shaking their heads in equal proportion, Linton Weeks writes for NPR. “The president who promised to be transparent is actually omniparent—appearing all over tarnation.” Some see the saturation... More »

Coulter Talks Today 'Ban' ... on Today

Critics not exactly impressed with Peacock's kowtowing

(Newser) - Ann Coulter parlayed her non-appearance on NBC’s Today Show yesterday into a session with Matt Lauer this morning, Hamilton Nolan writes on Gawker. “She is that person you didn't want to invite to the party, but did, and then wished you hadn't,” writes Nolan. Fully two minutes... More »

'What the Hell Was I Thinking?'

(Newser) - In retrospect, Britney Spears finds her internationally documented downward spiral as mystifying as anyone else does. "I sit there and I look back and I'm like, 'I'm a smart person. What the hell was I thinking?'" Spears says in an interview set to air on MTV next month as... More »

Palin: 'Couric Clobbered Me'

A 'little annoyed' about not being allowed to 'talk without a filter'

(Newser) - Sarah Palin has complained that she got "clobbered" in her interview with Katie Couric, reports the Huffington Post. "It's like, man, no matter what you say, you are going to get clobbered," she grumbled to Fox News. "If you choose to answer a question, you get... More »

Bangkok Pol Assaults Host on Live TV

Strip-club owner turned candidate irked by probing questions

(Newser) - A Thai politician, vexed by an interviewer’s questions, pummeled the man on live TV today, Reuters reports. Chuvit Kamolvisit, a strip-club magnate turned Bangkok gubernatorial contender, did not deny the charges. “What I did was a petty crime,” he said. “I am happy to pay the... More »

Mired in 3rd Place, Couric Rallies

(Newser) - After 2 years of stories about bad ratings and an uncertain future, Katie Couric is in the news for a positive reason, the AP reports—her work. Her CBS Evening News interviews with Sarah Palin, Joe Biden, and John McCain have brought the broadcast unprecedented buzz even though, as the... More »

Candidates Talk Leadership, Race, on 60 Minutes

Mac goes bipartisan, Obama talks leadership, plays down race

(Newser) - John McCain tried to strike a bipartisan tone during his 60 Minutes interview last night, and Barack Obama played down the race issue while highlighting his leadership experience. Both presidential candidates sat for prime-time interviews on the show, during which McCain floated the name of prominent Democrat Andrew Cuomo to... More »

Palin's Posture Reveals Her Self-Doubt: Expert

Posture, clenched hands reveal lack of confidence

(Newser) - Sarah Palin’s performance in her first television interview pales when compared to her commanding convention speech, an expert told CBS News. The Alaska governor’s poor posture and hand-wringing in the ABC interview reveal insecurity, according to body language pro Jo-Ellan Dimitrius, who gave the Republican veep pick an... More »

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