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Diane Sawyer Talks Historic Saddam Hussein Interview on Oprah's 'Master Class' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Jan 3rd 2011 7:00AM
Diane Sawyer Talks Saddam Hussein on 'Oprah Presents Master Class'In the premiere episode of 'Oprah Presents Master Class' (Sun., 10PM ET on OWN), Diane Sawyer recounted an interview she held nearly 20 years ago with then-president of Iraq Saddam Hussein. It was his first interview on Western television in a decade.

The venerable reporter said she realized that dictators like Hussein, "start hearing only what [they] want to hear. And so [they] become increasingly ignorant of the real world." Sawyer asked him, "Why do you put people in jail if they criticize you?" He replied, "You do the same thing in America."

The ABC World News anchor then concluded that he didn't think the U.S. would invade. "He really did not believe it -- because those around him had continued to tell him what he wanted to hear."

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Brett Gasper

What the hell!? Half an hour of commercials and no interview with Diane Sawyer... a real loser of a site.

May 17 2012 at 9:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

A great interview with Diane Saywer, who is always fascinating. Saddam got it from my daugther Lesley who says adnaseum:o) "I don't wanna hear it."

January 03 2011 at 7:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Lynne Doherty

My priest at church yesterday said that we spend all too much time paying attention to the stars of today, instead of focusing on the stars that the three kings saw on their jouney to find the ultimate truth. Jesus is my star, not Jennifer Anniston, et al.

January 03 2011 at 2:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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