FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 25, 2009

CHICAGO — Oprah Winfrey will usher in the holidays at the White House, visiting President Barack Obama and the first lady as they prepare for their family's first Christmas there, on Christmas at the White House: An Oprah Primetime Special, airing Sunday, December 13, at 10 p.m. ET on the ABC Television Network.

The intimate, informative and entertaining hour-long special will include a one-on-one conversation with the president, marking the first time Oprah has interviewed him since he took office, as well as an exclusive sit-down interview with the first couple. The special will showcase behind-the-scenes preparations as the White House gets ready for the holiday season.

Oprah Winfrey and Sheri Salata are executive producers of Christmas at the White House: An Oprah Primetime Special. Lisa Erspamer is co-executive producer. Christmas at the White House: An Oprah Primetime Special is a production of Harpo Productions.

Christmas at the White House: An Oprah Primetime Special will be broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish subtitles via secondary closed-captioning. A TV-parental guideline will be assigned closer to airdate.

For more information on Christmas at the White House: An Oprah Primetime Special, please visit ABC.com.



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