Is America ready for an openly gay male daytime talk-show host? Nate Berkus thinks so.
It's a good thing, since The Nate Berkus Show, an hour-long syndicated program, will hit the tube next week. A protege of daytime queen Oprah Winfrey, Berkus described his own show to New York as a high-quality art gallery, yet accessible to everyday people, specifically his target audience of women.
When asked whether the female audience that tuned into The Oprah Winfrey Show specifically to watch him knew he was "unavailable to women in a certain way," Berkus said he interpreted it to be more than just a simple factor of attraction.
"I think it's, actually, how available I am to women," he said in an interview Thursday. "My whole life really has been a conversation with women. When the guys were in the family room watching football I was in the kitchen getting in the way, finding out what was really going on. I've always related to women. There's always been a strong woman who has helped me get to the next level."
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