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'The Nate Berkus Show' premiere: 'I'm ready to do this on my own'
Is it symbolic that Nate Berkus' new talk show, "The Nate Berkus Show," premieres Monday (Sept. 13) - the same day Oprah Winfrey launches her final season of "The Oprah Show"?
After more than 80 appearances on "Oprah" over nearly nine years, the style guru is ready to take on his own syndicated talk show.
"For me, I feel like I graduated from the best talk show host school that has ever existed on the planet," Berkus tells Zap2it. "I'm ready to do this on my own. I feel so good about the ideas we're going to do, what people are really going to see, how we're really going to be able to empower people to live better."
Berkus' show will be available to almost 95% of America and the host says that he isn't nervous at all. In fact, Winfrey told him that was a good sign, because she wasn't nervous when her show went national, as well.
While Berkus has already landed some big names like Dolly Parton and Elizabeth Edwards (whose interview he previewed for us exclusively), he says we'll be surprised by the mix of guests on the show and what he'll dish with them about.
"You're going to see sides of celebrities that you've never seen before," he says. "Whether they're connected to a passion that people didn't know about. There's going to be everyday people facing real challenges they need help overcoming or with really compelling stories that I think everyone should know about."
Berkus says if there's one thing her learned from Oprah, it's that he has a responsibility to the viewers and he doesn't take that lightly.
"There's going to a lot of new, fresh design information. That's been my challenge," Berkus explains. "I want brand new stuff out there. I want to answer the questions people really have about how to live better. If we've seen it, if we've heard it before, if the idea has been out there, you're not going to see it on the show."
Watch a preview of Dolly Parton's appearance below:
Will you be tuning in to see how Oprah's latest graduate does with his own show?
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