Earlier this year, Barbara Walters ended an era, deciding to hang up her celebrity interview microphone after a whopping 29 years. Names batted around to replace the icon included James Lipton, Conan O'Brien, Stephen Colbert, and Oprah. Each was a logical choice, offering up something new for the audience, from wry cinematic know-how to comedic ridiculousness or massive fandom. But here's another possibility: Martha Stewart.

Yes, the once-imprisoned mega-name behind all things fancy and domestic is itching to join the ranks of celebrity interviewers. While she's not leaving her daytime job as lead of The Martha Stewart Show, she is leading a new interview series called Martha Stewart Presents, which she hopes will fill a void left by Larry King and Barbara Walters.