Oprah Winfrey Hopes to Land First Interview with George Zimmerman

"It's a tragedy and a shame," she says of the case.

Posted: 03/30/2012 08:00 AM EDT

The police may not be interested in interrogating George Zimmerman, but Oprah Winfrey is. The talk show legend tells Extra that Trayvon Martin's killer — who has been MIA since becoming the focus of nationwide outrage — is highest on her list of people she would like to interview.

"Mr. Zimmerman... I would love to talk to him," the OWN boss says, adding, "It is a tragedy and it is a shame that we're sitting here 33 days later and there hasn't been an arrest or questioning of what actually happened. It's a tragedy and it is a shame and we all know it."

She went on, "I saw some people on Twitter saying nothing has changed, the same thing's going on. Lots has changed, and you know why? Because black people, white people, brown, yellow people all over this country and all over the world are saying the same thing... It's a tragedy and it's a shame and justice needs to be served."

If successful, the interview would be the third newsmaking interview Oprah would have bagged since taking the reigns of OWN in January. She was the first to get an exclusive sit-down with the family of departed singer Whitney Houston just weeks after her death and landed an extensive profile of Lady Gaga, including a tour of the private star's home.

 

Check out Oprah's interview with Extra above.

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