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Video: WGN Morning News Crew Hangs Up On Oprah; Oprah Calls Back

By Chuck Sudo in Arts & Entertainment on Sep 3, 2013 6:30PM


WGN Morning News responded to the requests of absolutely no one and expanded their brand of televised chaos for another hour. Now they're on the air until 10 a.m. Monday through Friday. If you thought Larry Potash, Robin Baumgarten and company are already punch drunk, wait until you get a load of this video.

Their first guest on the new hour was Oprah Winfrey and things were going as well as can be expected when the phone call was disconnected. By whom? Was it Potash or Pat Tomasulo? Who knows?

The real surprise was when Winfrey, ever the professional, called back to continue the interview. Baumgarten can't slide under the desk fast enough. Winfrey can't call this racism—this is just another goofy morning news show prank.

For shits and giggles, here's a closeup of Robin Baumgarten's facepalm after she realized her dream of replacing Gayle King as Oprah's Best Friend went up in flames.