FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 15, 2009
CHICAGO — The Oprah Winfrey Show is traveling to Washington, D.C., for the historic inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden. In a two-day special event, the show will give viewers front-row seats to the hottest ticket in Oprah Show history and a celebration to remember.
First, on Monday, January 19, The Oprah Show will broadcast from the world-famous Kennedy Center Opera House for a blowout celebration with special celebrity guests and an exclusive, one-time-only music performance in front of a star-studded audience. Stars Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher will stop by, and stars including Scarlett Johansson and more will share special messages about what this inauguration means to them. Music superstars Bono, will.i.am, Faith Hill, Seal, David Foster and queen of hip-hop soul Mary J. Blige will participate in an unforgettable musical performance of a brand new song created in collaboration with Will.i.am and David Foster to mark this historic occasion on The Oprah Show.
Then, on Wednesday, January 21, The Oprah Show goes live from chef Art Smith's Art and Soul restaurant in Washington, D.C. Oprah will be joined by guests including Oscar® winner Forest Whitaker and Grammy®-winning musician and songwriter Jon Bon Jovi to reflect on the inauguration. Gayle King will give her take on the festivities, and guest correspondent Ali Wentworth will hit the D.C. streets for even more reaction. Plus, presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin will share her thoughts and insights on the momentous day.
Tickets for both show tapings are no longer available.
The Oprah Winfrey Show has remained the number one talk show for 22 consecutive seasons, winning every sweep since its debut in 1986.* It is produced in Chicago by Harpo Productions, Inc. and syndicated to 214 domestic stations by CBS Television Distribution Group and to 144 countries by CBS Paramount International Television.
Source: *Nielsen Cassandra Ranking Report - Nov'86 to July '99 and Wrap Sweeps, Nov '99 to July '08. Primary Telecasts Only.