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First look: Watch Oprah ask Sarah Palin about Levi Johnston and the infamous Katie Couric interview

November 12, 2009 |  2:58 pm

The Chicago Sun-Times has posted the first clips from Oprah's highly anticipated interview with former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on "The Oprah Winfrey Show." The episode, which was pre-taped, will air Monday, Nov. 16.

In the video above, Oprah asks Palin if Levi Johnston, her estranged almost-son-in-law and father of her grandchild, will be invited to Thanksgiving dinner.

"That's a great question because it's lovely to even think he would even consider such a thing," Palin said. "Because of course he is a part of the family. ... He needs to know he is loved. ...This can all work out for good, it really can. We don't have to keep going down this road of controversy and drama."

Oprah also asked Palin about her infamous -- and disastrous -- interview with Katie Couric. Did she think it was a seminal, defining moment for her?

"I did not, and neither did the campaign," Palin says. "The campaign said, 'Right on. Good. You're showing your independence. This is what America needs to see. This was a good interview.' And I'm thinking, 'If you thought that was a good interview, I don't know what a bad interview is.' Because I knew it wasn't a good interview."

-- Denise Martin

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