Oprah Winfrey will be a guest next week on David Letterman’s “Late Show,” her first visit to Letterman’s show since her last high-profile appearance in 2005.
When she came on the show then — on Dec. 1, 2005 — it was widely covered (and heavily watched) because it represented a thaw in the frosty relations the two TV titans had had going back at least to 1995, the year Letterman hosted the Oscars.
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This time around, though, Dave and Oprah appear to enjoy a much warmer relationship. Still, her visits to “Late Show” remain exceedingly rare.
She’ll appear on the show next Thursday night, Aug. 1, ostensibly to promote “The Butler,” a movie she’s in this summer. CBS announced the high-profile booking Thursday (July 25).
The “Late Show” visit may have been negotiated — or at least hoped for — when Oprah interviewed Dave on-stage last November at his alma mater, Ball State University in Muncie, Ind. The interview was taped and later became an episode of “Oprah’s Next Chapter” on OWN last January.