J.K. Rowling to Appear on Jonathan Ross, Today Show

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Jun 13, 2007

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While we are still pondering over the third and final WOMBAT which now available on JKRowling.com (yes yes the third time is the charm, as the door is FINALLY OPEN, so go take that test now!) there is some additional news about Jo this morning. NBC’s The Today Show announced they will be airing a three part interview with our favorite author, with the interview segments to air Thursday, July 26 and Friday, July 27 and on “Dateline,” Sunday, July 29. The press release on this states that this interview “will explore the Harry Potter phenomenon, including Rowling’s notable impact on literacy, her readers, on the publishing industry, and the inspiration she has given young writers.” NBC also says this interview, scheduled to take place in Edinburgh, Scotland will be ” the first time she will talk about the worldwide reaction to the final Harry Potter volume and the much anticipated and guessed-about Potter finale, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.” TLC will be sure to capture this video and post as soon as we can, so stay tuned!
Also Jo will be a guest on the Friday Night with Jonathan Ross program, which will air Friday 6 July at 10.35pm on BBC One. Anyone who can capture this video interview, please send it in!

Update: As a reminder of what we told you last month, Jo will also be a guest on the Blue Peter children’s show, which is running a contest to attend the taping of this program. If you have not entered yet, submissions are due by June 15. The show, which is being taped July 5, will be broadcast on July 20 on the BBC.

Thanks blanch and muttley!





72 Responses to J.K. Rowling to Appear on Jonathan Ross, Today Show

Avatar Image says: Wow!! I can't wait to see Jo's interview! Avatar Image says: The Jonathan Ross Show is usually filmed on the Thursday for airing on the Friday. Avatar Image says: Will there be transcripts posted of the interviews?Avatar Image says: YES! I love it when she gives interviews, and holy crap, all of this great news recently is really overwhelming! HP theme park, WOMBAT, cover art, interviews, what's next?!Avatar Image says: Dang... I don't know how to get a WOMBAT student registration! Help!Avatar Image says: I'm very excited about the Dateline shows! Obviously Jonathan Ross has a show in Britain, but does anyone know what type of show it is? Is it like the Today show or Oprah or Larry King?Avatar Image says: It is a bit brave of Jo to go on Jonathan Ross, as the discussion gets a bit adult at times. But the problem with interviews just before the book launch is that Jo is probably going to be answering well asked questions or saying no comment a lot. What would be really interesting would be a fan type interview, a few weeks after the book release, when we have had time to process the new information from the books and can work out what needs clarifying and what has been left unanswered.Avatar Image says: Dang... I don't know how to get a WOMBAT student registration! Help! Posted by pigwidgy on June 13, 2007 at 9:43 AM You get the student ID at the end of the test. you simply copy or print that to use for the result. Avatar Image says: i can not wait for her interview with jonathan ross ! I love his talk show as it is like no other. Yes harry potter will be discussed but, as on most occasions, the talk will go WAY of track aswell. This will most likely be the funniest interview she has ever done and i am REALLY looking forward to it. Oh and most likely young children shouldnt be allowed to watch this :P xxxAvatar Image says: Does anyone know if Meredith is more of a true Harry Potter fan than Katie? I'm sort of disappointed, I was hoping someone other than NBC would get it, though after both covers were revealed on the Today Show I figured that wasn't too likely. The article on Leaky is listed on the Today Show's Harry Potter section under "News from Around the Web" -- it was the top listing! That's pretty cool!Avatar Image says: Awesome! I love hearing from Jo!Avatar Image says: Jonathan Ross!!!! OMG! She must be brave! Cannot wait to see that!Avatar Image says: I am so excited to watch Jo on Dateline. July is going to be the best month ever!Avatar Image says: *flail* Oh I think I just nearly had a heart attack. I can't wait to see Jo on the Jonathon Ross show! ♥ Does anyone know a way to get VHS material to the internet? Because I'll definitely be recording this programme [and have a lot of other HP stuff!] on video =PAvatar Image says: There is a 3rd TV appearance for Jo: BBC One's The Blue Peter show. Here is more: http://news.scotsman.com/topics.cfm?tid=3&id=925462007 Avatar Image says: OOOOO this is very exciting. The Jonathan Roos. I am a major fan - can hardly wait.....Avatar Image says: yay! JKR on Jonathan Ross. That's my fave talk show, I record it to hard disk every week. So I guess I can process it and get it to Leaky by early Sat morning (US time). Jonathan is fantastic with guests. He tries to get them off guard, sometimes by embarrassing them and very often by being extremely politically incorrect. Only the peole who take themelves a bit too seriously get put off by him. Others love him. I'm sure Jo will be just fine. And besides, he's a bit of a geek when it comes to "childrens' books" He's a huge fan of 1950's sci-fi 'B' movies as well as Dr Who and other TV series. He's interviewed Dan Radcliffe, Helena Bonham-carter and others in the last couple of months, so he must have a good idea of the books. This is going to be great ! Avatar Image says: Jonathan Ross highly rates the Harry Potter films. His verdict of GoF was extremely good and looks forward to taking his children to see Order of the Pheonix. He is a real motor mouth though - extrememly funny and as Kidas says, rather un-pc at times! Look forward to see how JK will react to him - but to be fair, Jonathan is also a very good judge of who he interviews. he knows when to be respectful and when he can get away with taking the mick out his guests!!Avatar Image says: I am looking forward to this with great anticipation already! July can't come soon enough!Avatar Image says: LaQuesha Jonathan Ross is a chat show but not in the normal 'we-take-ourselves-seriously' format. He's a very funny man and is good at getting humour out of people. His chat show is probably the biggest on UK TV and attracts major stars including Hollywood, sports stars etc. It is very un-pc, hence the time of night it's scheduled. Avatar Image says: How do you get a student identification code to take the WOMBAT? Please forgive my ignorance.Avatar Image says: schmitty, you were suppose to have gotten it the when you took the first WOMBAT test.Avatar Image says: Mmmm... due to the fact that I'll be probably still too busy reading the book(s), I don't think I'll see those interviews untill very later. Good thing they'll be captured and saved here :). I'm looking forward to seeing them :)Avatar Image says: The Jonathan Ross Show is a pre-taped interview show, in which he often flirts relentlessly with his guests. This should be very amusing. Jonathan Ross is usually a more fun interviewer, so we'll probably see a side of Jo that we haven't seen yet in interview, which will be nice. What would really rock is a Parkinson interview. That man has this weird ability to make people divulge incredible things about themselves. Avatar Image says: Its cool the today show is doing Harry Potter trivia too! Apparently you can go to the website todayshow.com and answer questions and whatnot. Of course since my only internet access is on my blackberry I can't access the regular site to do that stuff myself! Argh! Check it out for me please?!Avatar Image says: Did anyone else see David Yates on Blue Peter today? It wasn't very long but he seemed really nice. I only say it because I was watching Who Peter beforehand!Avatar Image says: I read somewhere else that Meredith Viera on Today is supposed to interview her, but today when they had a Harry Potter segment and were going to the break I could have sworn I heard her say that she hasn't read the books when asked. If that is true, it sucks. Can anyone confirm this?Avatar Image says: The today show is a program of NBC, the channel changes depending on where you are locally. Therefore, when in America, search for which local station broadcasts NBC and you should be set. Also, if Meredith hasn't read the books by now, I hope she will be a good reporter and do her homework (read the books!). Not to toot Jo's horn or anything, but this interview is a big deal and I am sure that Meredith will do her best to conduct an interview that appeals to fans as well as the general public that have heard of the books but hasn't read them. If it is a 3 part series, sounds to me like some stuff will be old hat. Like Jo's background as a single mother struggling to make it and the overwhelming fan response to the series. I am betting that the only segment to really deal with book 7 and after will be the third.Avatar Image says: Eee! I'm gradutating on the 6th of July. I'll have to just... ditch my friends for half an hour. Or bring a portable Tv. to the bar.Avatar Image says: Hmmmm....not so sure how she'll fare on that show. Keep your fingers crossed. Danny can take care of himself...he has a very fast and fairly sharp tongue. Jo has a tendency to take offence. She's going to have to be careful.Avatar Image says: when has jk rowling ever taken offense during an interview.? ive always thought of her as extremely witty and will more than capable of holding her own on JRAvatar Image says: Hay guys you old said inspired young writer what about us 54 year old's or are you saying where young TOO?Avatar Image says: Becca, i have the same probleM, only more major as I am a staffer over at Accio Quote. I will be sending transcripts of the Johnathan ross and the Blue Peter Interviews to AQ, so most of you shuld get an idea of what was said during the UK interviews. Ny collegues Lisa, et all will be handling the NBC interviews Quote: *flail* Oh I think I just nearly had a heart attack. I can't wait to see Jo on the Jonathon Ross show! ♥ Does anyone know a way to get VHS material to the internet? Because I'll definitely be recording this programme [and have a lot of other HP stuff!] on video =P Posted by Becca on June 13, 2007 at 10:31 AMAvatar Image says: onmassave- thanks for that =) I'm going to be in Kissimee, Florida... can you get NBC on all TVs? I don't know what kind of TV there'll be in the villa [i.e. whether it'll have cable or anything on it]. Jules- will you be transcripting it on your own or with help?Avatar Image says: Ughh. I want to take forever reading the final book but I guess this means I'll have to read it fast because I read aloud to my parents after I've read it through once and I don't want the whole world to be a jerk and start publicizing whether Harry lives or dies; I DON'T WANT TO KNOW until I finish THE BOOK ITSELF. GR! lol I can't wait to see the JKR interviews though. The Johnathon Ross one is bound to be interesting, and the NBC one is bound to irk and intrigue me at the same time. :)Avatar Image says: That's awesome!Avatar Image says: This is just a testing comment on our new news system. --AlexAvatar Image says: If this is a Saturday show then I suspect it will be a 'special' interview with JKR. I believe Johnathan Ross is a fan of hers, he has children who love her, but if this is his usual Friday Night Show then it may need a warning, this is usually full of adult humour etc. Either way I will be glued to the TV watching it.Avatar Image says: I hope Jonathan Ross behaves himself, the show can get a bit naughty.Avatar Image says: Yes, you can get NBC becuase it is broadcast on local stations. So, as long as there is a tv where you are, you will get NBC! Good luck on finding it where you are. If you are at all confused, call up the front desk at the hotel and ask them what channel NBC is on. If you are staying with friends, they can definately tell you what channel it is on. Avatar Image says: Does anyone know what you can do if you have lost you WOMBAT student code? Can you get another?Avatar Image says: what I'd really prefer is if melissa and emerson did another interview like the one they did right after the release of HBP. They always ask the best questions (or at least the ones I was most curious about) and they made sure it was heavily laden with spoiler warnings so we made sure that we read the book before reading the interview. I really can't stand another interview about how much Harry Potter has affected the world.Avatar Image says: Ooooh! I can't wait for both interviews! Imagine the Today Show interview! No dodging questions! Avatar Image says: It is fantastic that she is going to appear on The Today Show - I have always admired the thorough interviews they have conducted with her each time a book has been released, even if they are somewhat redundant for us fans who already are well familiar with everything about her. My only criticism of The Today Show? It depicts the fandom in a very limited way, by suggesting that only children underneath the age of twelve are obsessed with it. I do hope that this time around the executives and producers at NBC are willing to share with the public the many adults - the millions of them - that love the series just as passionately.Avatar Image says: Dang... I don't know how to get a WOMBAT student registration! Help! Posted by pigwidgy on June 13, 2007 @ 07:52 PM after you summited your test, they give you the ID code. that is if you answered no to the question that asks if you have student ID code at the start of the test. Avatar Image says: LaQuesha> I have never seen the today show or Larry King so can't compare them to Jonathon Ross. The closest I would be able to compare him to would be David letterman but even that is not a good comparison. He has 3/4 guests on a week, he isn't afraid to ask hard questions but he also has fun! He is a really funny man and as someone else said he will no doubt be flirting with Jo loads. He is my fave chat show host and Jo is my fave author so I can't wait for this interview.Avatar Image says: woah! whats going on with the comments? Have they been reversed? I dunno, I go away for a week and when I get back you try and confuse me! hehe ;)Avatar Image says: does anyone know how long it takes to get your W.O.M.B.A.T. test results?Avatar Image says: Hello, sorry for my ignorance but i opened the WOMBAT door but i cant do anything with the shapes and the wombat paper is just sitting on the desk. What do i do? please help me before the door closes :) thanks very muchAvatar Image says: Hello, sorry for my ignorance but i opened the WOMBAT door but i cant do anything with the shapes and the wombat paper is just sitting on the desk. What do i do? please help me before the door closes :) thanks very much Posted by asli on June 14, 2007 @ 12:59 AM put the circle on top of the line-it will sparkly. amd then put the trangle on top of the circle and the line. it will sparkle and move off the test. then you clink the test to start taking it. what happen to the comments, it seems to have reversed, and you don't need to put those codes before you click post bottom anymore. hummmAvatar Image says: and I see the space bar doesn't work anymore. I put the space bar on my post above but it completely ignored that. Avatar Image says: LaQuesha, Jonathan Ross is NOTHING like those talk show hosts you named. The closest is Conan O'Brien, but ruder (but also very funny, in my opinion). Now, he may be more er... "reigned" in with Jo than he was when he interviewed Daniel Radcliffe a few months ago. You can see some of his interviews with DR (I think there are a couple) in the Leaky video gallery. Avatar Image says: How do you open the door????? plz helpAvatar Image says: tigerlilly815 click on the fly that is on the window-it will turn into a key, and drag it to the key hole on the door and let it go. the door should open.Avatar Image says: i cant get the fly to turn into a key :(Avatar Image says: tigerlilly815 go to the news post on leaky before this one that deals with the wombat and read the comments there. alot of people seem to have the same problem with the fly not turn into key and the comments advice different things like using the different addresses for jo's site to clearing your cookies. if that doesn't work check mugglenet and hpana. hopefully that stubbern fly will work. :)Avatar Image says: Hey..OMGSH...MY MOM FIGURED OUT THE PUZZLE LOL...I couldnt so i had her and it worked!!!!!!!!:D:D...im taking the test right now... **Tosh**Avatar Image says: Love it! And, Leaky staff, would you be so nice as to get us a transscript? Pretty please?Avatar Image says: Has anyone else noticed that there are more news on Jo's website - about a tour in US? Avatar Image says:

WOW!!! Jonathon Ross!!!! He is my all time favourite interviewer- he is just HILARIOUS! The thing is, I know the timing is a bit odd, but Jonathon will be able to make that interview so engrossing- his questions and reactions are just so RANDOM. I am already giggling just imagnining it! I think he is perfect for interviewing her- he will bring her out of her shell a bit.

Any chance we will be able to see the US aired shows on leaky? I dont know how to watch them over here in the UK.

I am SO excited!!!

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WOW!!! Jonathon Ross!!!! He is my all time favourite interviewer- he is just HILARIOUS! The thing is, I know the timing is a bit odd, but Jonathon will be able to make that interview so engrossing- his questions and reactions are just so RANDOM. I am already giggling just imagnining it! I think he is perfect for interviewing her- he will bring her out of her shell a bit. Any chance we will be able to see the US aired shows on leaky? I dont know how to watch them over here in the UK. I am SO excited!!!

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WOW!!! Jonathon Ross!!!! He is my all time favourite interviewer- he is just HILARIOUS! The thing is, I know the timing is a bit odd, but Jonathon will be able to make that interview so engrossing- his questions and reactions are just so RANDOM. I am already giggling just imagnining it! I think he is perfect for interviewing her- he will bring her out of her shell a bit. I am SO excited!!!

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Hey! i need help! i want to take the WOMBAT but i didnt take the first two and i clicked on the fly and it didn’t do anything! i kinda wanted to take the first two tests too, but i probably can’t, can i?

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