President's 'Oprah' Interview Airs Monday - NBC Chicago

President's 'Oprah' Interview Airs Monday

The President and First Lady appeared on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" to help the host end her 25-year run



    President Barack Obama jokes with Oprah Winfrey just hours after releasing a long-form version of his Hawaiian birth certificate. (Published Monday, May 2, 2011)

    Update: The Obamas talk politics, Chicago, marriage and re-election on "The Oprah Show."

    President Barack Obama tells Oprah Winfrey he wants to be a president who restores people's belief in the American Dream.

    The President and First Lady Michelle Obama taped an episode of the "The Oprah Winfrey Show'' last week to help their friend and political supporter end her 25-year run on a high note. The show airs nationally Monday. 

    President Obama sat down with Winfrey in Chicago hours after releasing his long-form birth certificate.

    "Reality TV is seeping into how we think about our politics," he said, referring to potential GOP contender Donald Trump, who forced the so-called birther issue.

    Mr. and Mrs. Obama also shared some personal moments, including their daughter Malia starting to do her own laundry.
    "The Oprah Winfrey Show" goes off the air May 25. Execs announced last week it will tape a free show on May 17 at the United Center titled "Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular."

    The taping will include "some of the biggest names in movies, music and television in a one-time-only gathering to celebrate the 25-year legacy [of the show]," but Winfrey won't know who's due to show up before they arrive on stage.