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Oprah to Do Live Interview at Facebook Next Week

Look under your seats, Facebook staffers! TV legend Oprah Winfrey will be the latest and greatest celebrity to pay a visit to Facebook, where she’ll sit for one of Facebook’s live-streamed video interviews with its community next week.

Winfrey, who apparently hit it off with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg at this year’s Allen & Company mogul meetup, is due at Facebook on Sept. 8. In addition to the live video interview, she’ll meet with a gathering of local tech industry folks to discuss social media and the Oprah Winfrey Network, and she’ll appear at one of Sandberg’s exclusive dinner events for Silicon Valley women.

Winfrey is an active Facebook user, with nearly 6.3 million fans who have “Liked” her official page.

Facebook is already soliciting questions for the live chat, which starts at 1:30 pm PT next Thursday.

Please see the disclosure about Facebook in my ethics statement


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald