April 2nd, 2008 | by Byron Beck News | Posted In: CLEAN UP, CLEAN UP, CLEAN UP, CLEAN UP, Politics, Gay Rights, CLEAN UP

New UPDATE: Pregnant Man To Spill His Guts to People and Oprah (now with video).

     
Tags: media, gay
Oprah is promoting the hell out of tomorrow's episode with Thomas Beatie.
                



Thomas is 34, happily married and…pregnant. Our cameras capture it all—the ultrasound, inside the nursery and more. How is this possible?

Most interesting question so far from the tease: "Do you our country, this world, is ready for this?"

Well, tomorrow we find out.

(BTW, not to sound shallow....but Thomas is one hot fella).

THOMAS_BEATIE
I should've known. I just emailed the pregnant man from Bend, Oregon, Thomas Beatie.
Since he said he wasn't able to talk to the media (but knew this was the week the story would break) I asked him the following:
Thomas,
can you tell me what publication (print or broadcast) that you have signed an exclusive with? And when can viewers/readers expect the story to break?

Here was his short response:
Byron,

Oprah and People Magazine - this Thursday.

Thomas

A quick check on Oprah.com confirms it.
Then, tune in on Thursday
This is Thomas. He's 34, happily married…and pregnant! An Oprah Show and People Magazine exclusive
.

So there you go people. Our nation's "spiritual leader" Oprah has nailed down the interview. While I don't think she spends a lot of dough on her guests, according to the New York Post, People does: People magazine, the category leader, has always insisted it doesn't pay for news, which would be strictly against the policy of parent Time Inc. But the magazine has paid astronomical prices for exclusive photos.

I plan on tracking down People's main go-to-gal for Northwest stories today to see if she will talk to me.
Beattie on Oprah

[Photo of Thomas Beatie from The Advocate's website]
 
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