Oprah to Host “Christmas at the White House”

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John Kennedy / November 28, 2009

According to ABC, soon-to-be-retired talk show queen, Oprah Winfrey, is planning to spend, “Christmas at the White House.”

The special will feature a sit-down interview with President Barack Obama, and first lady Michelle. It will be her first interview with the president since he took office. During the special, Oprah will be given a tour of the White House, as White House staff decorates the home for Christmas.

Last Friday, the daily talk show queen made the tearful announcement she was wrapping it up after 25 years of The Oprah Winfrey Show.

“After much prayer and months of careful thought, I’ve decided the next season, season 25, will be the last season of The Oprah Winfrey Show,” she said.

“I love this show. This show has been my life. And I love it enough to know when it’s time to say goodbye. Twenty-five years feels right in my bones, and it feels right in my spirit. It’s the perfect number, the exact right time.”

According to reports, her staff was informed of the show’s ending that Thursday night. The New York Times has reported that Oprah’s camp is now proposing for a new daytime talk show hosted by Nate Berkus, an interior designer who guest-starred on her show numerous times.

Meanwhile, Oprah is expected to put her full attention on OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, which will launch January 2011.

“Christmas at the White House: An Oprah Primetime Special,” is set to air Sunday, Dec. 13, at 10 p.m. –Linda Hobbs

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