Oprah interview with Palin scheduled to air Nov. 16

NOV. 16: Former alaska governor will appear on talk show the day before her memoir is released.

October 20, 2009 

Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is about to re-emerge on the national scene.

It's been four months since Palin resigned as Alaska governor, and she's largely been out of the public eye working on her memoir. "Going Rogue: An American Life" will debut next month.

Now Palin is ready to help promote the book by sitting down with Oprah Winfrey.

Harpo Productions announced Tuesday that Palin will appear on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" on Monday, Nov. 16.

According to Harpo, the interview will be Palin's first about her new book, and it will be the first time Palin and Winfrey will have met.

Palin's book was No. 4 on Amazon.com's best-seller list on Tuesday. It's slated to be released Tuesday, Nov. 17, the day after Palin's interview with Winfrey.

Palin will also be hitting the speech circuit in November and December.

Palin is scheduled to speak in a Milwaukee suburb next month as part of a program presented by Wisconsin Right to Life.

Officials say no tickets will be sold at the door of the Nov. 6 event at Wisconsin Exposition Center at State Fair Park in West Allis, Wis.

Palin also is set to speak about patriotism, citizenship and civic engagement on Dec. 2 at the College of the Ozarks in southwest Missouri. The Springfield News-Leader reported Tuesday that Palin will be the featured speaker for a community convocation.

The College of the Ozarks is a Christian school near Branson with about 1,400 students.

Since resigning from office July 26, Palin has made only a few public appearances, most notable a speech before investors in Hong Kong. She's also appeared at a gun rights dinner in Anchorage, and attended the welcome home ceremony in Fairbanks for soldiers, including her son Track.

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