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Cormac McCarthy Bombs on ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’

Cormac McCarthy Bombs on ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’

When Oprah Winfrey announced a few months ago that the selection of Cormac McCarthy's The Road for her book club meant that Winfrey would air a televised interview with McCarthy, excitement in the literary community was high. After all, McCarthy's a genius.

Given the potentially historical nature of this interview, we had been surprised that it had been so underplayed. Television listings barely mentioned it; it wasn't even the lead feature on yesterday's show, playing second fiddle to an interview with documentarian Michael Moore. But upon watching the interview last night, we figured out why Winfrey made so little hay over her unbelievable get: The interview was awful, and she knew it.
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