*Oprah Winfrey has nabbed the first television interview with the hostages held two weeks ago at the Discovery Channel headquarters in Silver Spring, Md.
The talk show host, who will launch her Oprah Winfrey Network in January with Discovery, today announced she will speak to the former hostages in a broadcast to air Thursday on “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”
The gunman, 43-year-old James Lee, burst into the company’s headquarters outside of Washington and took hostages in an attempt to get the network to stress more earth-friendly shows. Police shot him dead as three of his captives were attempting to escape.
The hostages included two Discovery employees and a security guard. Winfrey did not say whether all three would appear on her show.