When Mike Tyson sat down for his first interview with Oprah
, the conversation made headlines. Oprah Show
viewers had mixed responses—some questioned Oprah's decision to host a convicted rapist; others applauded Mike for his candor. "I don't think I've seen such raw honesty in an interview in a very long time," one viewer wrote. "My heart was wrenched. You could really see that [Mike] was truly ready to move on with his life and that he was sincere when he said he was tired of the old ways."
Mike says he did the interview primarily for his children. "They definitely deserve a better life than what I had," he says." "I want to make that possible. Not from a financial perspective, but from a human perspective. To be decent people."
Published on October 16, 2009