December 3rd, 2008
06:56 PM ET
6 years ago

Oprah filming in DC for inauguration week

Oprah hit the trail for Obama during the primary season.
Oprah hit the trail for Obama during the primary season.

(CNN) – Oprah Winfrey is heading to Washington.

The talk show host told Access Hollywood Tuesday night that she will tape her inauguration week shows in the nation’s capital, and has rented the Kennedy Center’s lush Opera House – which seats roughly 2,300 - to serve as her studio for the week.

"I'm going to break that right here; that's where I'm going to be," she said. "See you there . . . that's the place to be."

Winfrey, who fundraised for Obama, appeared with him in several key primary states, including Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. She was also on hand for his acceptance speech at the Democratic convention in Denver, and his victory speech in Chicago last month.

“There are not even words to talk about what this night means,” Oprah told Access Hollywood that night. “Everybody keeps using the word historic — there’s never been a night like this on the planet earth… Nothing can compare to this.”

soundoff (138 Responses)
  1. yellow dog democrat

    looking at all the different bloggers comments on all the various subjects that CNN posts – it is so sad that there is such hate and small mindness in this overwhelmingly "Christian" country of ours – perhaps that is the way it is in some of the Islamic – Muslim countries also......"enough haters and small minds to cause havoc all over the world" – some are really showing the "underbelly" of this great country. It is very nice to see positive and intelligent comments – even if they present a different view – its really all about respect....ok – continue with the madness -- its the "American way!"

    December 3, 2008 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |
  2. Leigh

    I am so tired of anything that has to do with Oprah Winfrey. If there ever was a racist, then there she is. Obama would do best if he would seperate himself from her.

    December 3, 2008 10:13 pm at 10:13 pm |
  3. Dorothy in NC

    It is so incredible that both whites and blacks put aside old ignorant stupid beliefs and voted for the best man. Why wouldn't Oprah want to go to celebrate. I would if I could. I cannot understand for the life of me why people are criticizing her so much for supporting Obama. Why wouldn't she and why is her every move under scrutiny?

    December 3, 2008 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm |
  4. Brittany

    I second what "A Woman In California For Obama" said, she's still rich and all you haters out there are still ignorant.

    December 3, 2008 10:22 pm at 10:22 pm |
  5. Marie in California

    I guess Oprah's gonna use the Opera House to do her happy dance.

    December 3, 2008 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  6. Obama 08

    To "tom, valley forge, PA" you are just one of those folks that hate to see blacks helping other blacks!! This is their time to shine now...leave them alone!!!!

    December 3, 2008 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm |
  7. Amy

    DON'T HATE ON OPRAH...SHE IS A SUCCESSFUL AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN WHO REALLY DOE NOT NEED ANYBODYS APPROVAL OR DISAPPROVAL...SHE IS A SMART BUSINESS WOMAN!!

    SHE CAN ENDORSE ANYBODY SHE WANTS TO...IF SOME OF YOU PEOPLE DON'T LIKE IT....OH WELL!!!!!!!!!!!

    December 3, 2008 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm |
  8. photoboy

    >>yawn...stretch....snore<<

    Who gives a flip what Oprah does?

    December 3, 2008 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
  9. Phoney Express

    I'm not a great fan of Oprah either, however, it sounds like DC is the place to be for excitement. Even though there are some negative folk (as always) on these blogs, the positve folk are sounding off just as loud and it sounds like this country is coming together, finally.

    If you don't want to go to DC....then don't. If you don't want to watch Oprah that week.....then don't. If you don't want to join the majority of Americans enjoy a little bit of history being made, excitement, then move to another country!

    Face it.....we will all have 4 or 8 years of Obama's presidency....so enjoy the transparent political ride of your life along with the rest of us!!
    We have never seen excitement like this ever before in an inauguration.

    This country is moving forward....slowly....the wheels are finally beginning to turn. We have been in reverse mode for 8 years!

    So Oprah, do your thang!

    December 3, 2008 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  10. Jo-Ann

    When will people just stop with all the "hate" in the blogs..

    All you people with your hatefilled blogs, there is nothing you can do about it, you just sound like a bunch of disgruntled people...

    Keep saying to yourselves in the mirror....PRESIDENT OBAMA... over and over again...

    I WONDER WHY IN ALL THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS THERE HAS NEVER BEEN SO MUCH HATE....WHY NOW??? I AM WAITING AN ANSWER FROM YOU HATERS!!!

    MAY GOD BLESS YOU PEOPLE WITH HAPPINESS IN YOUR LIVES...

    cnn please post!! thank you

    December 3, 2008 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm |
  11. janet, ohio

    I wonder whether, like the police in Denver during the DNC, the DC police force will be advised to refrain from any arrests or fines related to the possession or use of marijuana amongst the crowd during inauguration. Perhaps they could extend their leniency to cocaine?

    December 3, 2008 10:38 pm at 10:38 pm |
  12. Interested

    Not a fan of Oprah's and do not watch her show, but the comment about not renting a hall and donating the money to the homeless is plain silly and very uninformed.

    She is an entertainer, talk show host and that is her job. Now you should ask all those who work to give up their wages for a certain number of hours to homeless children. I suggest you start by doing the same and not pointing fingers when you can make a difference.

    I suggest you think and think hard before spreading so much rubbish.

    December 3, 2008 10:39 pm at 10:39 pm |
  13. Larry Long

    Do you really think that Oprah cares what Racist individuals think of her.

    December 3, 2008 10:39 pm at 10:39 pm |
  14. vJ

    I could not understand why people are so much worried of Oprah. This is a free country. Right. So let her do what ever she is enjoy of doing. There is no doubt that it is going to be a historic event.

    December 3, 2008 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  15. Mary

    @JB..

    What are you talking about? I don't get it...do you?

    December 3, 2008 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm |
  16. Sunny

    To all who hurt over Oprah's support of Obama's candidacy, please GET OVER IT!!

    December 3, 2008 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm |
  17. ben

    Thanx God Oprah saw what we didn't see from the beggining. 'He is the one'. And sure was!

    You go Gal!

    December 3, 2008 10:52 pm at 10:52 pm |
  18. milka

    Leaving race aside, Obama and Oprah have been friends for a long long time.It's not like any african american rich woman out there with a show came and supported a black guy running for president. These two folks had known each other before they got this far and I can only imagine how they feel now of their SUCCESS!

    December 3, 2008 10:57 pm at 10:57 pm |
  19. KEN

    IT WAS LONG COMING OPRAH, ENJOY!

    December 3, 2008 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm |
  20. Nick

    I love Oprah and Obama! The 'O' POWER!

    December 3, 2008 10:59 pm at 10:59 pm |
  21. Oh Please!

    Oprah has the right to do what she wants and Ihave the right to think whatever I want about about her and thinks she is making a fool out of herself... her right to do it, my right to think she losing her professionalism. Last time I checked , this was still America. YOU get over it if you don't like it. You libs are going to have to get used to dissent. Its not racist, its patriotic.

    December 3, 2008 11:00 pm at 11:00 pm |
  22. Eden

    I LOVE the genuine LOVE that Oprah exudes for Obama. It's like he was her baby boy, who made her so proud. It's so pure, it's wonderful to see.

    GO Os!! ;)

    December 3, 2008 11:00 pm at 11:00 pm |
  23. sammy

    We love you Oprah. Ignore the HATERS!

    Thank.you.

    December 3, 2008 11:01 pm at 11:01 pm |
  24. brian

    We Love you Oprah.

    Brush off the haters just like you did from the beggining and keep rollin'.

    December 3, 2008 11:02 pm at 11:02 pm |
  25. zibbochick

    u r with teh bitterz. We luvs Oprah girl.

    December 3, 2008 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm |
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