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Old 02-28-2021, 10:19 PM
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I just read in the NYPost that the program has been extended to two hours.
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Old 03-01-2021, 01:27 AM
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Yep - I think they have added some other opinions. Harpo and CBS are also debating to include a disclaimer in front. They are concerned about been sued. Doesn't look like everyone is convinced of the truth. But as I have been told - it really comes down to how people perceive different events.
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Old 03-01-2021, 01:42 AM
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I just read in the NYPost that the program has been extended to two hours.
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Yep - I think they have added some other opinions. Harpo and CBS are also debating to include a disclaimer in front. They are concerned about been sued. Doesn't look like everyone is convinced of the truth. But as I have been told - it really comes down to how people perceive different events.
I initially thought CBS could have just added more ad breaks to extend an 1.5 hour interview to 2 hours for increase revenue and rating. But surely a disclaimer wouldn't last for 10 minutes let alone 30 minutes. Or is it both ad breaks and disclaimer are added?

Ad breaks could be very frustrating on commercial channels, especially when each short segments built up to a climax before heading to the ad.
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Old 03-01-2021, 02:02 AM
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oh definitely not - I expect the disclaimer to flash in the front as they usually do.
The add in - some footage of Loose Women and Piers Morgan been horrible, some YouTube and twitter footage and some interviews with the royal reporters.

Adverts might possible as well - but they apparently wanted to add examples of systematic bulling so that is what I expect. To be honest - I actually thought Harpo might have wanted to provide a balanced view and were looking for the journalist, palace and other opinions in general. looks like I asked too much
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Old 03-01-2021, 02:26 AM
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Having watched the two interview trailers, I get the distinct impression that the interview is going to be a very exciting and watchable “whingefest” like no other that we have seen before. I imagine the production work and suggested related video clip editing has been quite intense to create a perfect tailor-made tv spectacular! A splendidly entertaining vehicle for their narrative.
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Old 03-01-2021, 03:32 AM
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It's interesting to hear the famous Japanese author Kazuo Ishigoro say today that he worries that young authors are frightened to write anything for fear that it'll be taken the wrong way and spark off a Twitter storm, and that they'll be abused or "cancelled". All sorts of things go on - judges on Strictly Come Dancing have had death threats from fans upset that their faves have been voted off, and the latest is that a BBC sports reporter's been abused on social media because people felt that her interview after the England v Wales Six Nations match was biased. After Caroline Flack sadly took her own life, there were calls for people to stop abusing famous people on social media, but, unfortunately they didn't seem to work. So I think that a lot of people can genuinely claim to have been abused on social media, and maybe also in the press ... but I get the impression that Harry and Meghan are going to make out that it's some sort of personal vendetta against them, rather than a very unpleasant facet of modern life.


There were reports that extra bits had been filmed after their patronages were removed, so maybe the programme's been lengthened just to add those bits in without removing what'd already been done.
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Old 03-01-2021, 04:00 AM
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Another possible reason of re-shooting or adding new clips and even putting in disclaimer is to consider Prince Philip's admission to hospital. I think there could be well wishes and compliments from Harry & Meghan, as a way to alleviate the allege/supposed tension with the Royal Family.
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Old 03-01-2021, 05:14 AM
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It's interesting to hear the famous Japanese author Kazuo Ishigoro say today that he worries that young authors are frightened to write anything for fear that it'll be taken the wrong way and spark off a Twitter storm, and that they'll be abused or "cancelled". All sorts of things go on - judges on Strictly Come Dancing have had death threats from fans upset that their faves have been voted off, and the latest is that a BBC sports reporter's been abused on social media because people felt that her interview after the England v Wales Six Nations match was biased. After Caroline Flack sadly took her own life, there were calls for people to stop abusing famous people on social media, but, unfortunately they didn't seem to work. So I think that a lot of people can genuinely claim to have been abused on social media, and maybe also in the press ... but I get the impression that Harry and Meghan are going to make out that it's some sort of personal vendetta against them, rather than a very unpleasant facet of modern life.

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I recently met wonderful man that is researching how social media and culture has affected mob thinking. Essentially humans think better when they are in a group of less then 10 of various ideas and competition. When it is increased to 25 people tend to get in line with prevailing thought. When it is more then 100 or tens of thousands - people became aggressive, horrid and loose common sense. And you end up with people posting death threats, hatred and believing conspiracy theories. People are interesting animals.
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Old 03-01-2021, 06:40 AM
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Chris Ship was told that the interview is not filmed at Harry & Meghan's nor Oprah's mansion, but at another Montecito home.
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Just to add, I’m told this interview was NOT filmed at Harry and Meghan’s Montecito home (nor at Oprah’s). But at another location in nearby Santa Barbara, California [Movie camera]
8:19 PM · Mar 1, 2021·Twitter for iPhone
https://twitter.com/chrisshipitv/sta...17263649914883
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Old 03-01-2021, 06:56 AM
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What I fail to understand is the overlying impression I sense from both Harry and Meghan that they've emerged from some sort of terrible ordeal. If they have, it's completely escaped me as to what it was?
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Old 03-01-2021, 07:02 AM
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They're definitely going to say negative things about the royal family. Now all that is left is how the Queen and Prince Charles will respond.

I think they will just repeat their now well-known version of the story, i.e. that Meghan was viciously attacked by the UK press, was subject to racial and class discrimination, and was near a nervous breakdown. Harry then had to take his wife and son out of the country to protect them from harm and safeguard their mental health. They might also say that the RF and the Palace suits were "unsupportive" in this process and tried to hold the Sussexes back in their projects and "star power", but I don't think they will directly point fingers.


Again, none of the above is new for royal watchers and people who have been following this process for a while. They will just be just telling (again) their version of the story to a broader American audience who may hearing about it for the first time.
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Old 03-01-2021, 07:10 AM
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Trailers are cringingly dramatic. I didn't realize this kind of montage was still 'in'.
I'm surprised (or maybe I'm really not) that H&M agreed to this dramatic tone. Against my better judgment I thought that this time they won't use woe is me narrative.
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Old 03-01-2021, 07:21 AM
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On CNN's website, I happened across this article with the header "Prince Harry compares 'unbelievably tough' royal split to Diana's experience in Oprah interview." Now, more than ever, I'm sure I'm not going to be sitting on the edge of my seat for this interview.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/01/enter...gbr/index.html
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Old 03-01-2021, 08:57 AM
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It is very odd that they are going down the Diana was bullied route, it is the same reason why people view them as disingenuous.
1. Diana manipulated the press and portrayed herself as a victim. How was was inflated for her cause and how much was the truth we will never know and people know that.
2. In today social any rich influential figure attempting to play the victim will be laughed at and told to grow up. It just doesnt work anymore.
3. Shows up duality of personally - They are all about strong personality and then moan about been voiced less and controlled. There narrative and actions just dont tie up - now and a year ago.

On another note - I see that several publication have asked for questions that you would really have liked Oprah to ask the Sussex''s - I would have like to open a forum, but I am worried that it might must be closed by the moderators as soon as it is open. Any takers?
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Old 03-01-2021, 09:01 AM
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I don't think this interview would be warmly welcomed by the average American who doesn't care or read about the royals, especially in the current pandemic. Imagine living in a palatial home while wearing thousands of dollars worth of clothes, visiting other countries with a private jet, having royal titles, having their basic needs taken care of, having a massive platform and STILL act like their lives are so hard done by, there are people who went through far worse situations than these two who complained less.
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Old 03-01-2021, 09:04 AM
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I actually laughed at the first look. Such a dramatic montage. Also, ironic that he speaks about afraid of history repeating itself, while their entire facial expressions scream that Diana exposé interview.
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Old 03-01-2021, 09:27 AM
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What a dramatic and suspenseful trailer. Was that really needed? To increase the viewership, I suppose. Well, it certainly grabbed my attention, not in a good way, but it did. So purpose accomplished...
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Old 03-01-2021, 09:30 AM
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For royal watchers, this interview won’t say anything new. It’ll be a repeat of the “the press were hard on us” and “there was a lack of support” but that’s it. There won’t be anything “shocking” that comes out of it.

It’s also not going to drastically change minds if that’s what they (H&M) were hoping.
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Old 03-01-2021, 10:34 AM
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I don't think this interview would be warmly welcomed by the average American who doesn't care or read about the royals, especially in the current pandemic. Imagine living in a palatial home while wearing thousands of dollars worth of clothes, visiting other countries with a private jet, having royal titles, having their basic needs taken care of, having a massive platform and STILL act like their lives are so hard done by, there are people who went through far worse situations than these two who complained less.
That's pretty much been the reaction here as well.

They got a very negative response to their Africa interview for that reason, so it's quite surprising that they haven't changed tack.


I fully appreciate that the timing wasn't deliberate and that the interview was filmed before Prince Philip's illness, but the fact that this is going on whilst Harry's 99-year-old grandfather is ill in hospital doesn't exactly look great, either.
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Old 03-01-2021, 10:37 AM
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I really hope that he has long come to terms with that - it says more about him then his father if he does.

It is very odd that they are going down the Diana was bullied route, it is the same reason why people view them as disingenuous.
1. Diana manipulated the press and portrayed herself as a victim. How was was inflated for her cause and how much was the truth we will never know and people know that.
2. In today social any rich influential figure attempting to play the victim will be laughed at and told to grow up. It just doesnt work anymore.
3. Shows up duality of personally - They are all about strong personality and then moan about been voiced less and controlled. There narrative and actions just dont tie up - now and a year ago.?
They will clearly draw a parallel between their situation and Diana's (even though the two situations are actually dissimilar) because


  1. Harry perhaps genuinely believes in his mind that "history is repeating itself", and/or
  2. Pragmatically, especially for Meghan, it is easier to sell their version to the American public that way, as many Americans are at least vaguely familiar with Diana's story. Season 4 of The Crown for example just aired and won several Golden Globe awards; many Americans will take it as factual truth and it is not difficult then to build a narrative that extrapolates the events of 30+ years ago to H&M's present situation.
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