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Sarah Palin to Appear on "Oprah" to Push Book

(AP/Harper)
Former Alaska governor and Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin will appear on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" on November 16th – one day before the release of her memoir, "Going Rogue: An American Life."

The interview will mark the first meeting between Palin and Winfrey, who campaigned for Barack Obama during the presidential campaign. She had never previously endorsed a candidate.

There is perhaps no better platform than Winfrey's show to drum up sales for a book: Her "Book Club" has consistently driven books to the bestseller list.

Palin did a round of largely ill-received interviews with media organizations, including CBS News, during last year's presidential campaign; she has yet to appear on any of the late-night talk shows, where she has been a regular target. (She did make a memorable appearance on "Saturday Night Live.")

(AP)
There are two other public appearances on Palin's calendar: A November 6th event at a Wisconsin Right to Life event in Milwaukee and a December 2nd event at the College of the Ozarks in Missouri. But the Winfrey appearance is by far the most high-profile appearance, and is being billed as her first interview to discuss the book.

"Going Rogue" rose to the top of the Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.com sales rankings more than a month and a half before its release, thanks to preorders. The initial printing for the book is 1.5 million copies, matching the initial printing for Ted Kennedy's recent memoir, "True Compass."