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

Oprah filming in DC for inauguration week

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="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. Anonymous

    Now that's news!!

    December 3, 2008 11:37 pm at 11:37 pm |
  2. E.C.Coleman

    Oprah needs to tell Bill Richardson about WEIGHT WATCHERS.....He used to be a nice looking, clean cut guy..........but he apparently fell into a 'tamale pot' and had to 'eat his way out.......'
    Good Gracious, Richardson...............get rid of that triple chin and FAST!!! Go On A Diet.............Oprah can tell you how to do it and hire your a trainer to boot!!!!

    December 3, 2008 11:37 pm at 11:37 pm |
  3. John from LA

    To Joann-

    From your use of the word "haters" sounds like this is your first election you've been aware of or had a chance to vote in. Others like myself have voted for years-and let me tell ya babe-these comments and views are always out there when someone "new" gets into 1600 Penn. Ave. Obamabots such as yourself can't stand it when others don't like "The Messiah"

    Your comments show you're a novice to the political scene-go back to your ipod and your shopping and all your other nonsense.

    December 3, 2008 11:38 pm at 11:38 pm |
  4. Seriously?

    Who cares what Oprah does? Funny thing, would Oprah have done this "special show" for McCain if elected? Seems like she is racist to me. But of course nobody cares about the double standard that exists in our nation so long as it fits what the majority wants. As for Ms. Winfrey being rich, congratulations, who cares. That is what comes from being hard working and being successful.

    December 3, 2008 11:51 pm at 11:51 pm |
  5. Seriously?

    As for calling Obama President Obama, nobody should have a problem with that, he is the President and regardless whether you agree with him or not, he is still your president. Funny though how people will not accord the same level of respect to President Bush. No matter how much I may disagree with President elect Obama by the end of his administration or even if I end up thinking he is an idiot, he will still be President Obama.

    December 3, 2008 11:59 pm at 11:59 pm |
  6. Susie

    Seems to me slavery ended many years ago, but a lot are still on the band wagon to use it for celebrating the victory of Obama. Oprah you you let the women down and for that I have stopped watching, buying or doing anything that would add to your bank account.

    Can't stop you from being there wouldn't want to...I just hope he's everything to everyone who thinks he cab fix everything since he has a very difficult task ahead of him and nothing Oprah says or does is going to change that or make his job easier that is unless she wants to donate all her money to all the people who have lost their homes and jobs.

    December 4, 2008 12:04 am at 12:04 am |
  7. Obama Ya'll.. Don't hate appreciate!! frm Pensacola, Florida

    Its funny how before Obama was elected that if you were bi-racial you were considered BLACK.. but now that we have a black president.. people want to acknowledge him and others as mixed...???? We're ALL BLACK anyway.. even the blonde haired and blue eyed.... so get over yourselves.. LOSERS!! LoL =)

    December 4, 2008 12:30 am at 12:30 am |
  8. soulstar

    oprah is a PRIVATE citizen...harpo is a PRIVATE company.
    she can do whatever the hell she wants to.

    she hosted no candidate after the primaries (something she COULD have done at her pleasure if she wanted anyway!!). a private citizen should not have to sacrifice free will to satisfy anyone! i hope she even as him as a regular guest on the show!!!!!!

    hanity sat down with mccain/palin and literaly kissed their @$$e$ on his show and never hosted barack even once – just dogged him up until today...where is all the rage there??

    petty people make me sick! leave oprah's and her company's decisions to the mogul/entertainer/businesswoman/guru/life coach/private citizen that she is.

    December 4, 2008 01:19 am at 1:19 am |
  9. NIKI


    December 4, 2008 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
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    December 4, 2008 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  11. NIKI


    December 4, 2008 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  12. Brendan H., San Antonio, TX

    Oprah Winfrey is next going to take credit for predicting sunrise and sunset!

    Tell me, Oprah, are you going to provide transportation for the army of North Shore soccer moms who make up your audience for your television show?! You know, the girls from the wealthy North Shore heavily Republican neighborhoods?!

    Or, for your next stunt are you going to invite disadvantaged people to your show and give away cars to them even though you know most of them will be given back because the "winners" can't afford the taxes on them? Oh, wait, you did that!!! Never mind!!!!!!

    December 4, 2008 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  13. JNC, California

    I agree, before President-Elect it seemed like if you were bi-racial, you were considered BLACK, but now its different!!! WOW, what a difference a month makes!! Rock on Oprah and Barack!! Do your thing!!

    December 4, 2008 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
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