FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 14, 2009 

CHICAGO — The Oprah Winfrey Show will broadcast live from New York’s Central Park on Friday, September 18.  A crowd of ticketed audience members is expected to join Oprah and special guests for the hour-long live broadcast from Central Park’s SummerStage at Rumsey Playfield. 

International superstar Mariah Carey, the top-selling female recording artist in history, will perform a song from her new album “Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel” (in stores Sept. 29th) and also open up about everything from music to married life during an exclusive interview with Oprah. Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa, fresh from their own live show that same morning, are also slated to appear. Other special guests are expected to make appearances during the broadcast.  Plus, Oprah will announce her 63rd Book Club selection before the live audience. 

ADMISSION
A limited number of tickets for this special live broadcast are still available at Oprah.com.  Anyone interested in attending must go to http://www.oprah.com/audience to secure a reservation.  Reservations are first-come, first-serve.  Anyone who plans to attend the taping must have an official ticket and valid photo identification – audience walk-ups will not be permitted.  All tickets are free. All guests must be 18 years of age or older.

The broadcast will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. ET on Friday, September 18, rain or shine, and will air in New York at its regularly scheduled time, 4:00 p.m. ET on WABC. More information is available at http://www.oprah.com/audience. The all-new, one-hour episode “The Oprah Winfrey Show: Oprah Fridays—LIVE from New York” will air nationally on Friday, September 18. (Check local listings for air times.)