Franzen 'Sad' About Oprah's Move

Remeber the Jonathan Franzen feud with Oprah? In 2001, the novelist dismissed Oprah after she chose his book The Corrections for her book club because he didn't want the Oprah "logo of corporate ownership" on his book jacket—then she disinvited him from appearing on her show. The well-publicized war of words, which he later said he felt "awful" about, didn't rob him of appreciation for her hard work, though. In light of Oprah's move to cable, Franzen tells The Daily Beast exclusively: "Oprah's show is the last place on the networks where serious books still sometimes get a hearing, so it's sad to learn of her impending retreat to cable." It's one void that Glenn Beck just won't be able to fill.