J. K. Rowling to Appear on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” Next Friday (Updated)

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Sep 24, 2010

Posted by EdwardTLC

Thanks to TLC reader Kyle we are now getting word that an interview with Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling will air on on the Friday, October 1, episode of the nationally syndicated “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” The DVR listing reads:

All New! On Location in Scotland: Oprah & Harry Potter Phenom Billionaire J.K. Rowling: All new! Oprah sits down with the billionaire behind the “Harry Potter” empire: J.K. Rowling.

A listing on WSOC, the local ABC affiliate for Charlotte, North Carolina, confirms the report, and offers and expanded preview of the episode. Quoteage:

Friday, October 1

All New! On Location In Scotland: Oprah & “Harry Potter Phenom” Billionaire J.K. Rowling (PG)

She’s the “Beatles” of bestsellers, the first self-made billionaire author in history ’ selling more than 400 million books and captivating readers in 69 languages and 200 countries. Today Oprah is on location in Scotland with J.K. Rowling, the billionaire mom behind the “Harry Potter” empire as she takes on the harsh critics, and opens up about depression, her biggest regrets, and the love of her life. Find out how her epic failure became a billion dollar success story, and why she turned down an offer from the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. Join us for a fascinating hour, on Friday’s Oprah.

As readers will recall, earlier this month TLC reported that “The Oprah Winfrey Show” was looking for “fans willing to appear on the programme to talk about how J.K. Rowling and the Harry Potter series has inspired them or their family.” We await further confirmation on the airing of this episode, and will update you when such information becomes available. To see when the “The Oprah Winfrey Show” airs in your market, a listing is available via this link.
Update: The official Oprah Winfrey Show website has been updated to reflect the October 1st airing of the interview with Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling.
Many thanks, Kyle!





67 Responses to J. K. Rowling to Appear on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” Next Friday (Updated)

Avatar Imagehermy007 says: ha, first! melissa u totally called that! kudos to u. :)Avatar Imageemdash84 says: YES. YES. YES. I've been waiting to hear this news! SOOOO excited. :)Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: I sent that info to you too.... glad you posted about it. :) I'm recording that episode for sure. lolAvatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: I sent that info to you too.... glad you posted about it. :) I'm recording that episode for sure. lolAvatar Imagethundermountain7 says: omg i cant wait i am so recording it on as many hd channels as i can. I wonder if she will announce anything new : p Avatar Imagesnunkiebrian says: Oh how fun, now to find what out what channel will show it in the UK. Avatar Imagehedwigrulz says: Im so watching this PS I NEVER watch the Oprah showAvatar Imagethundermountain7 says: i so excited Avatar Imagethundermountain7 says: i just set the recording for the regular channel and HD channel. I will also not go to lunch after school with my friends but come to watch when it airs. i am such a freak wonder what my friends will. LOLAvatar Imagethundermountain7 says: i just set the recording for the regular channel and HD channel. I will also not go to lunch after school with my friends but come to watch when it airs. i am such a freak wonder what my friends will. LOLAvatar Imagetaoist1 says: Billionaire, blah blah, Billionaire. Seriously, why can't they just talk about her creativity. Tennis anyone?? - davidantczak.comAvatar ImageJK.jr. says: OMG!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to see this interview!!!!!!!!!Avatar Imageeccentricalice says: Wow, I will have to find a way to watch this! Hopefully it'll be on youtube or something.Avatar Imageharrypotterfreak101 says: That sounds so awesome! I have to people that I truly look up together! It's like a dream come true!Avatar Imagesilverdoe65 says: wasn't Starkidpotter going to be on Oprah too?Avatar Imageda_member0808 says: So this is going to be the only episode of Oprhah I watch lolAvatar Imageda_member0808 says: *Oprah Avatar Imagejoelface says: Awesome. Gonna have to watch this ep for sure!!!Avatar ImageSindi says: Sounds awesome! :D Cant wait to see it :DAvatar ImageStarlysh says: OMFG. Avatar ImageHogwartsHP says: I excited to see it !§!Avatar ImageBookworm Jen says: DVR is set! Can't wait to see it...maybe Jo will finally announce info about whatever she's working on now!Avatar ImageExpectoPatronum512 says: :O I AM TOTALLY WATCHING IT!! AND I NEVER WATCH OPRAH!Avatar ImageSlyBones says: OMG!!!!!!! THAT'S SO AWESOME!!!Avatar Imageabandonedboyjon says: I wish she'd be on Ellen instead, but whatever, I'm just so excited to see Jo! Maybe she'll comment on the Scottish book?Avatar ImageWeenyOwl says: Will Leaky record it for those of us who don't watch TV/have cable?Avatar Imagesessionka says: I wonder why she's doing Oprah now? Jo has so much clout, that Oprah had to go to her. Yay for Jo!!!!Avatar Imagevicki_the_house_elf says: Awesome! I hope some kind person puts it on YouTube, otherwise i won't be able to watch it. :(Avatar Imagevicki_the_house_elf says: I just checked what channel The Oprah Winfrey Show is on in the UK and it's called Diva Tv which is number 269 on Sky. Which i don't have :(Avatar Imageksddancer says: It's a dream!!!! For the first time ever I'm watching Oprah! Haha!Avatar Imagepurplewitch_30 says: I am really happy to see this....Can't wait anymore!!!Avatar ImageCatherine says: OMR OMR OMR OMR!!!!!!!!! IM SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!! JO IS FINALLY GOING TO BE ON THE OPRAH SHOW!!!!!! AHHHH! i entered that contest--i really want to know what it was for! xxxxxAvatar Imageakcorr says: I'll post it on YT as soon as I can :)Avatar ImageMJBDE15 says: WE NEED ANOTHER COUNTDOWN FOR THIS PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!Avatar Imageemilykirstyn says: yayyy! setting the dvr right now. (:Avatar Imageemilykirstyn says: yayyy! setting the dvr right now. (:Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: That is so cool I can't wait to see it in 3 or 6 week when it shows in the UK on Davie TV channel.Avatar Imageazaadpotter says: Oh thats fantastic. Im going to see that for sureAvatar ImageNatalie says: Dear youtubers, I believe in you!!!!Avatar Imagedevilskinn says: I just hope I can find that interview on the net, cause I can't possibly watch it on the TV :-s Yay Jo, you're fab!Avatar ImageHarrypotterultrafan says: cool:) i hope it shows it in the UK:)Avatar ImageGryffindor_Girl_xx says: YAY!!!!! I hope it's on in the UK ... x)Avatar ImageMatea says: yes,it will be on yt, but I wish there's a live-stream. is there?Avatar ImageHelenaHogwarts says: this is so cool, I really want to see Oprah interveiwing the goddess of potter! Avatar ImageHelenaHogwarts says: this is so cool, I really want to see Oprah interveiwing the goddess of potter! Avatar ImageHelenaHogwarts says: I hope there will be some way to access the show in the UK. Avatar Imageweasleywannabe1997 says: I am sorry to hear this. Ms. Rowling does not need the publicity, and everything Oprah does becomes about her - Oprah -- not the people she is interviewing. Ms. Rowling does not need Oprah and I am sorry she is kowtowing to the "Queen of Daytime." While I am interested in the show, I have a hard time watching *anything* from Oprah's empire.Avatar ImageWeenyOwl says: If she is going to be discussing her history of depression, I hope that someone in the audience will challenge JKR to explain why she made Cho such a totally unsympathetic character and why no one (except Hermione in a very mild way) really took Harry to task for his inability to listen to her and validate her feelings. It has always bothered me that, while even emotional-range-of-a-teaspoon Ron eventually comes around to appreciating delusional, possibly schizophrenic Luna, everyone tells Harry that he is much better off avoiding depressive Cho, and that the reader is basically invited to dislike her because she is a 'human hosepipe.' A person who has experienced clinical depression really ought to know better. I wish that JKR would utilize her visibility to make a better case for the right of depressed people to verbalize what they are experiencing internally, the therapeutic value of such expression and the responsibility of their friends and loved ones to listen nonjudgmentally.Avatar ImageKC Nox says: there is no oprah in china. I hope that I can watch this online somewhere. Avatar Imagehp931 says: I'm going to acullty watch Oprah! Ha Ha!Avatar ImageTheGleek77 says: I'm watching this! Tots! and I never wath that showAvatar Imageathena lupen says: cool :DAvatar Imagesirius17 says: FINALLY OPRAH AND JO!Avatar Imagelunaisawesome says: @hedwigrulz me 2. @silverdoe65 R U SERIUS?!?!? THAT WOULD MAKE MY LIFE!!!! now's the time to be REALLY NICE 2 my friend whos dad works 4 oprah.. JK MO JK!!!Avatar Imageroonwit says: Looking out of the window of the photo on the new link, I could believe that the interview was recorded in the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh.Avatar ImageCatherine says: Squee awesome pic! Avatar ImageExpectoPatronum512 says: :D :D :D sweet!!!!Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: WOW! That is going to be awesome! Can't wait to see it!Avatar Imagepotterfan4lyfe says: Alright. Imma come running home from school on Friday seeing as I come out at 3:03 haha xPP Which isnt much cuzz I live right across the street haha xPP Gonna watch Oprah for the first time 2!!!Avatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: she turned down the KOP?Avatar Imagemystiqueminx says: bah! There is no oprah in India, :( :( :'( ,,, ,,,i will have to wait for someone to post it online ,, :/Avatar ImageMr. Brightside says: Weird how Jo actually decided to give an interview to Oprah. She declined the first time. Anyway, i'm looking forward to this.Avatar ImageFresca says: JK Rowling is indeed more than just a billionaire, and I hope she gets a chance to tell everyonne about all the great charities she has given to and still supports today. She is quite an inspiration.Avatar Imagefloridianhp says: she turned down an offer from jackson?? why? wait what was the offer.Avatar ImageBerts says: I'm not a daytime tv fan, but I am not gonna miss this. Avatar Imagekiwimci says: Is phenom a word?Avatar ImageDumblebridge says: They got it wrong, Oprah is on the JK Rowling show in Scotland!!

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