March 24, 2017  
Home > News > TV

The Obamas to Visit 'Oprah' for One of Final Episodes

April 13, 2011 (1:50 am) GMT
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle will tape their appearance in Chicago on April 27, a White House official says.
Michelle Obama, Barack Obama

has lined up U.S. President as her guest for one of her show's final episodes. A White House official and publicists for the daily TV show said on Tuesday, April 12 that Barack Obama and first lady Michelle will tape their appearance in Chicago on April 27, and the episode will air on May 2.

It would be Obama's first appearance on the show as a president. Before the 2008 election, he has appeared on the show in 2005 and 2006. Mrs. Obama, meanwhile, was recently a guest on "" in January.

On another news, Horizon Media researcher Brad Adgate said the asking price for a 30-second ad on "Oprah" May 25 finale has soared to $1 million. It is more than last year's finales of ABC's "" and ($900,000) and Fox's "" ($650,000) although the talk show has a smaller number of audience than either of the drama series.

"Oprah" 's asking price, however, is only half of what people paid for a 30-second ad on "Friends" farewell episode which drew 52.5 million viewers in 2004. It commanded a nearly Super Bowl-sized $2 million and is currently listed as the most expensive finale in Adgate's research.

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Jay-Z Is Producing a Series About Trayvon Martin
  2. Pamela Anderson Storms Off TV Set After Being Offended by an Old School Photo
  3. Mariah Carey Flashes Nipples as She Goes Braless in Skintight Dress
  4. Selena Gomez Shares Message of Empowerment to High School Students During Surprise Visit
  5. Animated 'KUWTK' Series Is on the Way
  6. John Mayer Admits New Single 'Still Feel Like Your Man' Is About Katy Perry
  7. Selena Gomez Gets Teased About Her Love for Canadian Guys. See Her Reaction
  8. Is Amber Rose Into a Woman Now? Model Sparks Rumors She's Hooking Up With Teyana Taylor