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Martha Stewart Wants to be the Next Barbara Walters

MarthaStewart090210.jpgTalk show host and maven of all things domestic Martha Stewart has spotted an opportunity. According to The Washington Post‘s Lisa de Moraes, Stewart wants to take on interview icons Larry King and Barbara Walters:

“My favorite interviewers are Larry King [and] Barbara Walters, both of whom are kind of retiring,” Stewart said in a conference call Wednesday…

“Who’s going to take their place as the serious, great interviewer? I’m throwing my name in there,” Martha told reporters on a call to talk about the return of “The Martha Stewart Show,” which premieres Sept. 13 on the Hallmark Channel.


Of course, Walters isn’t going anywhere, with her return to The View slated for later this month. And while King is losing his nightly show, he will still be appearing on CNN specials.

If the rest of her conference call with reporters is any indication, Stewart may need to bone up on her politics as well. She referred to President Obama’s Oval Office address Tuesday as the “State of the Union speech.”

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