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Oprah, Dave talk Letterman sex scandal

OWN executive Oprah Winfrey. (April 14, 2011)

OWN executive Oprah Winfrey. (April 14, 2011) (Credit: AP, 2011)

David Letterman sits down with Oprah Winfrey on the Jan. 6 edition of  "Oprah's Next Chapter" -- and I know what you're thinking. "Ho hum. Dave and O talk all the time now."

Except: Letterman is hit with questions about the sensational scandal that rocked his empire, career and life a few years back, and, incidentally, sent a blackmailer to jail.

Check out this clip. Dave looks like he's undergoing an exquisite form of torture. (This is one of those quid pro quo interviews -- Oprah did his Ball State University lecture series, and then, in return, he had to take some questions from the Queen. This one sounds good.

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The brief promotional clip, released Tuesday, revealed Letterman -- who rarely agrees to interviews, almost never to ones that broach his personal life -- squirming and grimacing as Winfrey asked about battles with depression (about which he's never spoken publicly) and the 2009 scandal, when a CBS News employee attempted to extort $2 million from him by threatening to expose his affairs with "Late Show" staffers.

According to an OWN statement, "No question is off-limits." Winfrey will also reveal to Letterman the true reason behind their much-publicized "feud."

First look: "Oprah's Next Chapter " with David Letterman

Oprah sits down with legendary late-night talk show host David Letterman. In this rare interview, David discusses his rival, Jay Leno; his public sex scandal; and how he repaired his marriage. Plus, David opens up about his battle with depression. Watch Oprah's interview with David Letterman on Sunday, Jan. 6, at 9 p.m. New York time and 8 p.m. in the central states.

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