Oprah? First guest on "Piers Morgan Tonight?"
If you read "raised eyebrows" in those two questions, then you read right: O will indeed be the first guest on "Piers Morgan's" very first outing, launching Jan. 17. Which is all very fine and good. Except Oprah is everywhere. Unless you've noticed, she's got a network, and on that network she has a show that follows her every move, and she also has a daily TV show that follows her every move and pronouncement.
And the biggest puzzle of them all: She just did a huge Barbara Walters special where she pretty much told Babs everything else that we had never known, but probably did. And then, did I mention that Kennedy Center Honor, airing on CBS just days ago?
This is a curious choice, for all those reasons - which spell out "over-exposed" - but also indicates that CNN is going for broke at that hour, and that Morgan won't just be angling for dull ol' politicos, but for that other Larry King staple, the show bizzy types .