Fresh off the announcement that CNN will be premiering a two hour special dedicated to President Barack Obama‘s time as America’s 44th president, comes word of another TV special focused on his wife Michelle Obama.
CBS and OWN have announced a joint project, First Lady Michelle Obama Says Farewell to the White House – An Oprah Winfrey Special. The hour long special will have Oprah Winfrey speaking to Michelle for her final one-on-one interview inside of the White House.
The exclusive interview between Oprah and Michelle will touch upon a number of subjects including the past eight years she has spent alongside Barack and their family at the private 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue residence; the legacy she will leave behind as America’s First Lady of the United States; and her plans for the future.
First Lady Michelle Obama Says Farewell to the White House – An Oprah Winfrey Special will first air on December 19 at 8 p.m. on CBS, and it will re-air on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN cable channel on December 21 at 9 p.m. Winfrey will serve as executive producer, along with OWN Studios and Tara Montgomery.
Earlier this year Oprah and Michelle spoke at the annual United State of Women Summit, where the two talked about everything from memorable moments in the White House to becoming FLOTUS.
“People asked all throughout the campaign: ‘What are your issues going to be? What are you going to be like as first lady?’ And I said I have to wait until I get there to figure out what that’s going to feel like for me,” Michelle said. “I specifically did not read other first ladies’ books because I didn’t want to be influenced by how they defined the role. I knew that I would have to find this role very uniquely and specifically to me and who I was.”