Veteran journalist Barbara Walters is known for making people cry during their interviews. She can now add Oprah Winfrey to her list, as the talk show hostÂ gets personal in “Oprah: The Next Chapter,” airing on ABCÂ at 9 p.m. ET on Thursday (tonight).
The interview with Winfrey kicks off a two-hour block of Barbara Walters specials, with her 18th-annual “Ten Most Fascinating People” airing at 10 p.m. ET on ABC.
(Watch a video preview of “Oprah: The Next Chapter” below.)
OprahÂ cried when she talked toÂ Barbara about her longtime friend, Gayle King, “She is the mother I never had. She is the sister everybody would want. She is the friend that everybody deserves. I don’t know a better person.”
When Barbara Walters asked Oprah why she was getting emotional, Oprah said, “I’m thinking about how much I probably have never told her that. Tissue, please! I now need a tissue.”
When asked aboutÂ the lesbian rumors involving her and Gayle,Â Oprah told Barbara Walters, “I am not lesbian. I’m not even kind of lesbian. The reason it irritates me is that it means that somebody must think I’m lying … That is not the way I run my life.”
Barbara Walters interviewed Oprah Winfrey about the end of her syndicated show next May and the beginning of her new cable network â€“ OWN, The Oprah Winfrey Network.
Be sure to watch the interview tonight at 9 p.m. ET on ABC. Then come back here and share your thoughts on the interview.