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Oprah Wanted Bono to Make Good TV for OWN

December 21, 2010 (4:45 am) GMT
The daytime talk show queen once asked the U2 frontman to appear in a new TV program about his philanthropy work but he declined.

Media mogul recently invited rocker to join the ranks of celebrity presenters on her new network - because she was convinced his philanthropy work would make for good TV.

The TV titan will launch OWN next year and she's recruited a slew of stars to host their own talk shows, including , and and , as well as Hollywood actors including , and to develop their own documentaries for the network.

And Winfrey reveals she even approached Bono with the idea of launching his own small screen career - although he respectfully declined. She tells the New York Times, "(I asked Bono), 'Would you like a TV show?' I look at everything now through the prism of, 'This could make a very good TV show!'"

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