The second Nate Berkus made his debut on The Oprah Winfrey Show back in 2002, he became a fan favorite. That probably explains why he appeared on the show more than 50 times. Given his popularity, it was only a matter of time before he scored his own daytime talk show. If you watched any of the episodes during its two-year run, you know it wasn’t very good. While extremely likable in small doses, Nate wasn’t the ideal choice to headline an entire show, five days a week.
The 41-year-old designer reunited with Oprah Winfrey yesterday for her Sunday morning OWN series, Super Soul Sunday. The two chatted about many things including why his daytime talk show failed. Oprah recalls early discussions with Nate regarding his own show and why it probably wasn’t a good idea. In addition to that, Berkus opens up about coming out to his family and his experiences with both his father and step-father with his sexuality. Nate was also there to promote his new book, The Things That Matter. Check out highlights from part one of his interview with Oprah below.
Did you watch The Nate Berkus Show? Why do you think it failed? Are you a fan of Nate? Should he try another stab at his own show? Perhaps a weekly one as they touched on during the interview, would be an idea to explore. Sound off below.