Despite earlier reports that Oprah Winfrey might be dialing back her support of President Obama due to his dropping poll numbers possibly affecting her flailing OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network), it looks like Oprah is having Obama and his wife, Michelle, back on her show as it enters into its home stretch.
According The Hollywood Reporter, the interview will tape on April 27 and air on May 2. The Oprah Winfrey Show is set to go off the air after 25 years on May 25, leaving a nation of housewives with nothing to do now on afternoons at 4 pm.
The last time the Obamas appeared on Winfrey’s show was back in 2006; however, Winfrey and the Obamas have been increasingly attached since then, with Oprah becoming one of Obama’s most ardent supporters during his presidential campaign, raising millions of dollars for the prudential hopeful, and has subsequently interviewed the president a number of times.
One can look at this as mutually beneficial—having a sitting president and his wife on your show during its last month isn’t a bad way to go out, and Obama will receive some free press/ airtime, as he recently officially announced his bid for reelection in 2012.
What do you think of the Obama’s returning to The Oprah Winfrey Show?