Now that Martha Stewart is the queen of daytime programming on the Hallmark Channel, she would like to use her pull to become an interviewer!
"My favorite interviewers are Larry King [and] Barbara Walters, both of whom are kind of retiring," said Martha. "Who's going to take their place as the serious, great interviewer? I'm throwing my name in there, because I love to talk to people."
Although we'd consider her a little stoic, she is beginning her efforts during a hour-long, primetime special on September 19th, entitled Martha Stewart Presents. She will be interviewing fashion designers Donna Karan, Diane Von Furstenberg, Tory Burch and J. Crew's Jenna Lyons.
And she hopes this series will recur once a month!
"I'm attracted to groups of people," she said, adding that the next episode could center on "the hottest, sexiest, young male movie stars — who are they really, how do they live, how do they cope?. . .There's also my favorite comedians and how they come up with their material, how are they so talented and verbose and so fantastic?"
Other possible interviewees on her list are "outstanding examples of success and intelligence" such as Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi.
Martha's goal is "to interview [people] in a new, different and friendly way . . . I love to do this stuff, it's more a pleasure than an effort for me."
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