As mentioned last week, Oprah is gearing up for her New York invasion in September..the first in ten years! Some new info has come out about what she has planned for her big shows -- though there are no shocking details.
First of all, Letterman will be a guest. The two have fueded in the past, but Oprah will welcome the late night host with open arms when she's on his home turf. People reports that Letterman will make his "first-ever" appearance on September 10. Letterman and Winfrey have been feuding for unclear reasons - was it when he "Uma...Oprah"'d during the Oscars because he "would break down and sob like a little girl" if he went on her show - but she appeared on The Late Show on December 1, 2005, when The Color Purple opened.
Meanwhile, The Post reports that Oprah's New York show, being filmed on September 10th, will (not surprisingly) "tackle 9/11," focusing on some of the "good things" that came from that day.
The Post has learned that her producers have been calling local TV stations to obtain archival footage from 9/11 and its aftermath. The show, which usually tapes in Chicago, has booked a number of families and friends of 9/11 victims who have got ten through the tragedy and found a positive side to the experience and used it to help others, according to knowledge able sources.
One segment will be about Stephen Siller - a 34-year-old firefighter from Staten Island who ran through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel on 9/11 to get to the burning towers, and lost his life when the buildings collapsed.
Oprah has focused a lot of her episodes and energy on 9/11 in the past. She was master of ceremonies at a memorial held at Yankee Stadium for the victims on Sept. 23, 2001 and as far as televised attention, she's done nearly 40 segments covering different aspects of that day.
So far it seems that only people hungry for Oprah tickets are on craigslist - $500 a pop in some cases!