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Polished Edge: Whoopi Goldberg of ‘The View’ on ABC
Q: The Moms Mabley film was your directorial debut. What was the experience like?
A: It’s a documentary. I didn’t direct people what to say. The ride is mine.
Q: Do you want to do more documentaries?
A: Ken Burns does the greatest documentaries, and does the 10-part documentaries, and the way he wants to do it. I would like to do a 10-part series starting with black entertainment from the end of the 1800s through till now. And do another 10-part (series) on the history of black people in sports, and talk about Wilma Rudolph and Willie Mays and all of the guys, the Globetrotters and the black golfers and Arthur Ashe.
Q: You wound up raising money online and then took some criticism for it. What was that about?
A: I did some of the money through Kickstarter. I ran out of money because it is some expensive s... . There are people who work for me in L.A. and here (New York). I never married well, but often. There is no money to fall back on, so when it ran out, the only thing to do is Kickstarter. And I love Kickstarter and giving money to Kickstarter, and I hoped people would feel the same about me. There were a couple of nasty letters to me. I am sorry -- do you know my financial life? Do you think I would open myself to this kind of bulls... if I didn’t need the help? And you are just assuming that everyone who is an actor is a billionaire.
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