The Nate Berkus Show: "YOU Get a Talk Show!"
Posted Jul 2, 2013 @ 2:20 PM
Posted Jul 8, 2013 @ 11:32 AM
I saw Nate as a guest on Doctor Oz's talk show. Nate expressed that he really didn't like hosting the show. Especially couldn't grasp the cooking segments and never improved his culinary skills. -- King Cat Sam
I saw this too. It was an episode about emotional health, I believe. Nate talked about losing his lover in the 2004 Asian tsunami, when they were in Sri Lanka on vacation. He said he spent at least a year, living pretty much as a ghost himself. To me, it sounded like a horrific cocktail of PTSD and survivor's guilt.
I actually believe Oprah was trying to give him a reason for living, to get out of his flat and come back to life. He never really got comfortable in the role of talk show host and wasn't sorry when it ended, but it succeeded in helping him survive, emotionally and creatively.
Reruns will resume next week at 5:00 a.m. (CST) weekdays on OWN, but it's pretty obvious he didn't have fun doing this.
PS: I live for the day when the "unwashed" look goes out of style and stays there!
Edited by heirloomtomata, Jul 8, 2013 @ 11:40 AM.