Another story making headlines around the world is the upcoming inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama. On January 20, 2009, he will be sworn in as the 44th president of the United States in Washington, D.C. In honor of this historic event, Oprah's taking her show on the road to the nation's capital!
On Monday, January 19, and Wednesday, January 21, she's broadcasting live from the center of the action with some of Hollywood's biggest stars and surprise guests.
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Oprah isn't the only one planning a trip to D.C. Officials are estimating that more than 1.5 million people are traveling there to celebrate the inauguration. "I've heard that there aren't going to be enough porta-potties," Gayle says.
"It's going to be too cold to pee," Mark says.
Ali Wentworth, a D.C. resident, says that for the past four years, no one has wanted to visit. Now, she says she's getting calls from people she barely knows who are asking for a couch to crash on. "I have a packed house," she says. "The kids are going nuts. There are so many parties. It's almost like a small town, and all of a sudden, Hollywood said, 'We're going to have the Oscars® there.'"
Oprah says she considered hosting her own inaugural bash but then decided against it because of the packed party schedule. "I kept moving my stuff to get out of the way of other people's stuff," she says. "I said to my office, 'Please fax me what's going on [in D.C.]' There were 32 pages of things going on!"
"The women in Washington are going crazy because they're all having parties," Ali says. "They're all competing!"