December 3rd, 2008
06:56 PM ET
5 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. zani

    No she isn't making it about her... people like you are making it about her... don't be a hater because she has what you don't... a life!

    December 3, 2008 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm |
  2. phillyrepub

    Dorothy in NC – it is people like you who make me want to be the first irish american who immigrates to China. You are an idiot. Look at haiti..that is where we are headed. God Bless us all.

    December 3, 2008 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm |
  3. leanfort

    Would you really go out and find out what your poop should look like on your own? I doubt it. Give credit where credit is due. Oprah brings subjects to light that many of us would not bother to check on. If it doesn't float your boat, sail on. If it does, then life is good. There is no place for dissent anymore.

    Oprah first came out and said why she supported Barack, coz , he the only one who was authentic and true to his message. After two years, American people saw that too...

    You go Gal!

    December 3, 2008 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm |
  4. CT

    Oprah helped a lot of people who needed help; she was active during Katrina based on what I read and saw on TV, who among you is perfect out there? As she stopped supporting people who needed help? NO.
    Even though if Oprah is going into politics, that will be her decision.

    December 3, 2008 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm |
  5. miami

    Know the truth, and the truth will set you free – IF you acknowledge it and not wallow in the slime of hatred, which doesn't even rise to the level of 'pathetic!'

    Oprah towers above bottom feeders who criticize rather than recognize and promote goodwill.

    We as a country are beyond fortunate to have President-elect Obama waiting in the wings of a disastrously mismanaged country. May he and his well-chosen team have every success!

    My thanks are to the wise recognition of Obama's character long ago! We owe her a debt of gratitude.

    December 3, 2008 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  6. martha

    hmmm... She never said it was "her" moment.

    go oprah!

    December 3, 2008 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  7. Mpeter

    This is very, very, very GOOD new to hear. Thanks Oprah. Thank You for your support. I love you; I watch your show religiously...and i am not stupid. I am a university professor. Thank You Oprah.

    This is HISTORICAL. COVER IT FOR POSTERITY!!!

    December 3, 2008 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  8. naomi

    To my opinion She's done nothing wrong.

    December 3, 2008 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  9. HC

    I LOVE her ...

    December 3, 2008 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  10. Amanda

    I love her too and am so happy that we will get the inside scoop from her show. We will not hae to rely on MSNBC – just in case they decide to put on those lousy documentaries

    December 3, 2008 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm |
  11. lean

    Oprah: "I'm very glad to attend the inauguration of the second most powerful person in America!"

    December 3, 2008 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm |
  12. fab

    How many of us are able to spend all of our day looking towards making a show that will uplift and or entertain and or enlighten a large percentage of the world's percentage. Man, it is so Oprah time. Love her or not, she does good for those who need good. We are all human. Let's just accept that condition for what it is.

    December 3, 2008 11:11 pm at 11:11 pm |
  13. mark

    Oprah was instrumental in obama's rise to fame.Go do it girl!

    December 3, 2008 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
  14. mika

    She would be a great SOS

    December 3, 2008 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
  15. ken

    Yes, we did! you go do it gal!

    December 3, 2008 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm |
  16. Jeanne Bean

    Good for Oprah! She deserves to do what she wants to do. She's made her own way in life, and donates money and other good deeds to help those less fortunate. She's truly a modern-day "Mother Theresa."

    GOPRAH

    GOBAMA

    December 3, 2008 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm |
  17. peter

    This might be a once in a life time opportunity so I already schedule that day off. I'll be in front of my Tv all day.

    Oprah Enjoy!

    December 3, 2008 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm |
  18. john

    Although i live in Toronto, ill be in Washington D.C that week for Innauguration :)

    December 3, 2008 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  19. Dee from Rochester, NY

    It is so distressing that the Hillary supporters still hold on to unfounded sexist attitudes. You feminists (male and female) fought for women to women to be equals and self empowered. That meant women would have choices, yes, "choices" on a wide spectrum of choices of political candidates. The primary candidates covered the spectrum of male, female, black and white. People (men and women) chose Obama. Get real, folks. Feminists do not need to choose only women in EVERY chioce. That is what making choices is about.

    Go Oprah!

    December 3, 2008 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  20. nina

    John,
    u lucky fish!!

    December 3, 2008 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  21. jay

    Obama will likely make a fine President. But folks, let's stop referring to him as African American. He is proud of his black heritage, but let's not forget that his father is white. So he is as white as he is black. Sorry Oprah, but you're only half way to victory on this one.

    December 3, 2008 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm |
  22. trinidi

    Go......................girlfriend! Let's all enjoy the moment!

    December 3, 2008 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm |
  23. londonrainbow

    AMEN,
    I am there. All the way from london!

    December 3, 2008 11:16 pm at 11:16 pm |
  24. mike

    HER MAGAZINE ONLY FOR SUCKER 95% ONLY ADVERTISING JUST LIKE JC.PENEY CATALOG..

    December 3, 2008 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm |
  25. w.l. jones

    If it were not for the Oprah this would not be a nation. Said enough.

    December 3, 2008 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm |
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