Oprah Winfrey is closing out her long-running talk show’s final season with a bang. So far, Winfrey has scored hard-to-get interviews with the likes of “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling, featured a much sought-after reunion of the cast of “The Sound of Music” and on November 8 will dedicate a full hour to a Jackson family tell-all special.
According to The Associated Press, Winfrey recently visited the Jackson family home in Encino, California, for an extensive sit-down with matriarch Katherine Jackson. A rep for Harpo Productions confirmed the air date for next Monday with MTV News. Jackson’s father, Joe, as well as his three children, Prince, Paris and Blanket, will also appear during a “backyard visit” taped for the episode. Katherine will reportedly discuss the day her son died and reflect on his life as a child star.
Gossip website X17 Online reported that it is still unclear how many other members of the family will be featured, but that several relatives, including Randy Jackson, were not informed about the interviews so as to avoid any possible confrontations.
The site also reported that the show’s producers are still trying to secure an interview with the mother of two of Jackson’s children, Debbie Rowe. Other topics that may be addressed during the one-hour special include Katherine’s wrongful death civil lawsuit against promoter AEG and the family’s legal woes with Michael’s estate.
The rep for Harpo did not comment on attempts to secure an interview with Rowe, but said there were no plans to extend the one-hour episode into two shows.
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