7 stories from Andy Cohen's new memoir
In his new memoir 'Most Talkative,' the Bravo executive and host recounts everything from high school to crazy experiences on his talk show.
3. Interviews with Oprah
Cohen, who says he's a huge Oprah fan, booked Winfrey for an interview on "CBS This Morning" and wanted her to take part in an interview for a weeklong series he was doing featuring talk show hosts of the time. Winfrey said yes to the first but no to the second. Cohen, however, asked the production team to keep the cameras rolling after the first interview and for Paula Zahn, the interviewer, to simply segue into the second interview. (Cohen says Zahn was unaware that Winfrey hadn't really agreed to the second interview). "Dear reader, I was not living my best life," Cohen wrote. "I recall this now with a mix of total shame." After the second interview happened, Winfrey called from her car phone, and Cohen answered. "I lost all professionalism, and also full sight of the fact that she probably hadn't phoned to chat or congratulate me for anything," he wrote. "I began hyperventilating... I sputtered and screamed. Had I won a trip!? 'Calm down, Andrew,' Oprah said. 'Calm down.' And I did. I guess she was used to calming down hysterical people." Winfrey wasn't pleased about the second interview, but allowed it to be aired.