Introduction to “The Kitty Kelley Files” on Reelz


July 29, 2017

Inside Media: Kitty Kelley at the Newseum


October 13, 2013

Let Freedom Ring program at the National Archives

Video streaming by UstreamSeptember 12, 2013

Kitty Kelley interviewed by Stephen Hess

Stephen Hess interviewed Kitty Kelley for his book Whatever Happened to the Washington Reporters, 1978-2012


Kathy Griffin & Kitty Kelley Discuss “Oprah” 5/6/10


Kitty Kelley at D.C. Public Library fundraiser 5/1/10


The View Discusses “Oprah” 4/12/10

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Kitty Kelley’s Letter to Barbara Walters:

Dear Barbara,

I was dismayed to hear you had characterized my biography of Oprah as “looking for dirt.”

Perhaps you’ve had that experience with people writing about you, but that was certainly not my intention in writing about Oprah Winfrey. As a biographer I write by the light of President Kennedy’s words:  “The great enemy of the truth is not the lie–deliberate, contrived and dishonest–but the myth–persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.”

In my books I’ve tried to penetrate the constructed myths of powerful public figures who have immense influence on our society. As such a public figure yourself, your words on “The View” left the impression that my book on Oprah was simply an enterprise in “looking for dirt,” which is untrue.

Over 850 people were interviewed for this book, including Oprah’s family, friends, classmates and colleagues who respect and admire her, including Phil Donahue, Gloria Steinem, Liz Smith, Erica Jong, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and Alice Walker, author of “The Color Purple.”

I am enclosing a copy of “Oprah: A Biography,” published by President Obama’s publisher and edited by Peter Gethers, your editor. I hope after reading it you will re-consider your characterization to your viewers.


Kitty Kelley

April 20, 2010

Conversations about Oprah: A Biography with Author Kitty Kelley


“Troubled Teen Years”