November 25, 2009
Well this is interesting – in general and also the timing of its release.
Oprah wasn’t at the State Dinner but she will be hosting a hour-long primetime Christmas special (Dec 13) with the first couple: Christmas at the White House: An Oprah Primetime Special. Set to air December 13, 9 pm CST on ABC.
Would like to know when Oprah was invited and how long this has been in the works because it’s a mystery why she wasn’t at barry’s State Dinner. (List of guests)
Still haven’t discovered an explanation. Oprah the media mogul could have used the opportunity to hype the special.
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.
From the Dec 3rd taping of the show
The pearl necklace is a centerpiece of the conversation with barry whining he gives better gifts than he gets.