Oprah on Letterman? The Superbowl of Love?

Oprah Agrees to Appear on the ‘Late Show’

Oprah, Dave. Dave, Oprah. The cold war between television titans Oprah Winfrey and David Letterman has thawed to the point where Winfrey has accepted Letterman’s invitation to appear on the “Late Show” on Dec. 1.

Letterman made the announcement during a taping of his show on Monday. Winfrey’s appearance will coincide with opening night of the Broadway musical “The Color Purple,” which she is producing.

“What a big night that is going to be not only for us, not only for Oprah, but for Broadway,” Letterman said. “You have the big `Color Purple’ Broadway opening, and then right across the street here in this theater, you have Oprah appearing here. I mean, that’s what Broadway is all about it’s a street of dreams.”


Back in 2003, Letterman joked about wanting Winfrey on his show to hold “the Super Bowl of love.” Winfrey who had sent an olive branch gift of books for Letterman’s newborn son called his bluff and invited him on her show. He declined.

“Here’s what would happen: I would go on the `Oprah’ show, and I would break down and sob like a little girl … I don’t want to have that happen,” he said at the time. “I’d feel ridiculous. I’d never be able to live that down, that Oprah would make me sob.”

Former Winfrey protege Dr. Phil has been a frequent Letterman guest, offering his own form of “tough love” in a needling relationship.

For Letterman fans this is huge! This is like peace in the middle east huge! Finally, Letterman can complete his Oprah log!


  • Since both of them are talk heads, I wonder which one will be doing the listening? The one who has more money (Oprah) or the one who has less money (David)! You know the saying : Money talks and B.S walks.

  • Hamezeh, dude u missed like a whole year of letterman vs. oprah. it was in like 2003-2004. he closed the diary or “oprah log” i think in november last year.

  • I don’t enjoy Letterman. He seems to have a “thing” going on with his tongue, or lips, that he has to lick his way through words. There’s no substance in his style.
    If I were to choose, I would pick Oprah.

  • Why Craig Ferguson of course! Now that is funny! Conan is pleasant too, I enjoy his hairdo. And by the way, how come one has to provide an e-mail and a name to take part in your comments forum? I mean, it says “required” next to them and it only says “optional” next to one’s URL. That’s kinda twisted,no? Just picking my brains.

  • Tololy, Craig Ferguson!? Are you kidding me?! :-O 😀

    p.s. don’t know about the required/optional stuff, i didnt design the template. and i actually never noticed it since i’m always logged on 😛

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