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This entry is perhaps not technically live-blogging, since I DVR’d the show and watched it the next day. But post-show-live-blog I must when Tyra compels me so!

A while ago (scroll down what? two entries), I wrote about Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee appearing on the Tyra Banks Show. The quasi schadenfreude I experience when watching this talk-show continues, as Tyra continues bridging worlds that are as diametrically mismatched as ketchup on cornflakes. It gets so uncomfortable on that set that I often bury my head under covers, just watching from my sofa.

Levi Johnston, father of Bristol Palin’s baby Tripp, went on the Tyra Banks Show to talk about his experience dating Bristol and dealing with media scrutiny during the campaign… But it got awkward. Fast.

I’m not going to fixate on Levi’s explanation that he started dating Bristol because her family hunts, or Tyra’s probing about the safe sex practices between Levi and Bristol. I will, however, commend Tyra on getting to this interview first. Is Katie Couric somewhere, kicking herself?

How does Tyra, still a budding executive producer get these exclusive interviews? I wonder less about Tyra’s prowess in TV production and more about the family’s motives for choosing the Tyra Show as a venue to “set the record straight.” Who are they telling their story to, and how does a show aimed at a diverse audience of young women meet that goal? We’re going to see more from this family and it might not be pretty…

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