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Oprah Winfrey Invited as Piers Morgan's First Guest on CNN

January 7, 2011 (7:13 am) GMT
Recruited by CNN to replace Larry King, Piers Morgan has a big guest coming over and she's none other than Oprah Winfrey.

will be British journalist-turned-TV personality 's first guest when he launches his new CNN chat show on January 17. Morgan was announced as longtime CNN anchor 's replacement last year and he admits he knew he had to get a big first guest.

He says, "No one can say that Oprah isn't a great get... She's one of two or three of the most brilliant gets in the world. She's a compelling interview. Everyone has interviewed Oprah over the years. Is my interview as good as the ones that have been done before? She thought so. I guarantee you'll enjoy this one."

Winfrey has been in the headlines a lot recently after launching her own TV network in America on New Year's Day.

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