Oprah Lands Final White House Chat With First Lady Michelle Obama


Oprah Winfrey has snagged Michelle Obama’s final interview as America’s First Lady.

As 2016 comes to its inevitable conclusion, so does the Obama family tenancy at the White House.

To commemorate the occasion in true first lady style, Michelle Obama is inviting Oprah Winfrey, the closest thing America has to a fairy godmother, into her family’s private residence. They’ll discuss the last eight years as well as what lies ahead.

The timing couldn’t be better: Obama is perhaps at the peak of her popularity with her magnetic speeches campaigning for Hillary Clinton and memorable turn with James Corden for “Carpool Karaoke.”

“First Lady Michelle Obama Says Farewell to the White House — An Oprah Winfrey Special” will first air Dec. 19 on CBS, with an encore showing Dec. 21 on OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network.

This marks Winfrey’s first interview on network television since her syndicated daytime talker went off the air in 2011. In the years since, she has continued to generate headlines for her OWN sit-downs with public figures such as Lance Armstrong and the family of the late Whitney Houston several months after her February 2012 death. In recent years, Winfrey has made frequent appearances on CBS, particularly CBS This Morning, where longtime friend Gayle King serves as co-anchor.

The first lady also appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show several times, including alongside her husband, President Barack Obama, in the show’s final season. Winfrey famously endorsed the then-Senator during his run for the White House in 2007 and made several appearances on the campaign trail.

It will be the First Lady’s final one-on-one interview inside the White House.

She will vacate the title in the new year when president-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania move into the White House.

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Originally published at Trends Magazine.