Oprah Considered Canceling Interview Show With Obamas After Osama Bin Laden Death
Oprah Winfrey taped her first joint interview since 2006 with President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama last week.
A major coup -- until President Obama announced Sunday that U.S. Navy Seals had killed Osama Bin Laden.
"Trying to decide what to do about tomorrow's show with prez that was taped last week. Show will feel dated because we taped last week. Not even a hint of Osama's demise," Winfrey Tweeted Sunday night.
In the end, the show aired uncut without Winfrey explaining the turn of events since it was taped last Wednesday. The phrase "previously recorded" flashed across the screen several times.
"The decision was made late [Sunday] night to air the original show as taped . . . with the inclusion of a notification to our viewers that the program was previously recorded," a Harpo spokesperson tells the New York Post.
When asked if producers considered canceling the show, the spokesperson said, "There was discussion about how to remind our viewers that today's show was pre-taped."
The Obamas spoke about their decision to release his long-form birth certificate, his re-election campaign and their marriage secrets. The war on terrorism did not come up.