*A newspaper in Egypt is reporting that Oprah Winfrey has accepted an invitation to host a live show from Cairo’s Tahrir Square, the epicenter of the revolution that ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak.
Egypt’s new tourism minister Munir Fakhri Abdelnur was quoted by the state-owned Al-Ahram newspaper as saying Winfrey accepted the offer “without hesitation.”
“The plan is for her to broadcast a live show from Tahrir Square on a Friday in March, but the date has not been finalized,” the mass-circulation paper said.
As previously reported, the offer was part of a campaign to revive tourism in Egypt after the huge uprising that forced Mubarak to resign on Feb. 11 after 30 years in power.
“The most famous TV hostess in the world accepted without hesitation,” the paper quoted Abdelnur as saying.
At press time, there was no confirmation from Winfrey’s Harpo Studios.