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03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Oprah On Showing Charla Nash's Face, Another Interview Too Shocking To Air (AUDIO)

Oprah called into BFF Gayle King's Sirius Radio show Thursday to discuss Wednesday's "Oprah" episode, and told listeners why she unveiled the face of chimp attack victim Charla Nash.

"There was great concern as to how to show the face, whether to show the face, and how to do it," Oprah said. "And I finally thought that she has to live with it. First of all, she wanted to show it, and she has to live with it, so how dare us think...because we even considered, 'Should we blot out the face? Should you blur the face?' And then i said no, we're not gonna do that, because it's more important for us to not have to look at her than for her to be willing to show it? That's not right."

Surprisingly, the interview was not a major ratings hit. The New York Post notes that "preliminary ratings for Wednesday's 'Oprah' averaged only about 6 percent over the day before -- and were lower than what she got on Monday when Ellen DeGeneres and Portia DeRossi were on talking about their recent marriage."

Oprah also revealed that she recently filmed a show that was too shocking to air: an interview with a mother who is a sex addict.

"I have done shows — just recently actually — I did a show where at the end of the show I felt people should not see this, this should not happen," Oprah told Gayle. "On the show, the mother told me she had 3 children — a 10 year old, a 14 year old, and a 17 year old — and she's talking about all these crazy explicit things she was doing. We finished taping the show and I said to the producer, 'We're gonna ruin her life if we put that on the air, so that is not going to air.' She was saying, 'I wanna go on.' I said, 'You don't know what this is gonna do to your 10 year old son. This is going to ruin his life having you on television talking about these things.'"

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