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!