When at first it was a coup that Oprah Winfrey landed President Barack Obama for one of her final shows, Sunday’s (May 1) news of Osama bin Laden’s death had the media queen worried.
“[The show] will feel dated because we taped last week,” Oprah tweeted about the interview that aired Monday (May 3). “Not even a hint of Osama’s demise. Still happy to have them on.”
“We knew breaking news could date us,” she later writes. “Never expected bin Laden.”
Obama did speak of the birth certificate controversy and his plan to run again in 2012, though Oprah may be regretting that she didn’t ask him about the decade-long hunt for bin Laden.
After all, Oprah isn’t used to being scooped, “Trying to decide what to do about tomorrow’s show with Prez that was taped last week,” she worries late at night on Sunday.
In the end, Oprah decided to run the episode as originally edited with a “previously recorded” disclaimer.
Did you feel that the show was “dated”?