WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (UPI) — Oprah Winfrey is bulking up the celebrity quotient for her TV talk show the days before and after U.S. President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration.
The Chicago Sun-Times said Friday that Winfrey will broadcast her weekday talk show Monday from Washington. Obama will be sworn in as U.S. president in the nation’s capital Tuesday.
The special show will include inauguration messages from actor Ashton Kutcher and actresses Demi Moore and Scarlett Johansson.
Monday’s show will also feature musical performances in honor of Obama’s inauguration and Winfrey’s Washington visit. Among those to perform in the musical tribute are singers Bono, Will.i.am, Faith Hill, Seal, David Foster and Mary J. Blige.
The Sun-Times said Winfrey will follow up Obama’s inauguration with a special show Wednesday featuring visits by actor Forest Whitaker and rocker Jon Bon Jovi.
Will.i.am and legendary music producer David Foster have teamed up in honor of this special time in America’s history. They’ve created “America’s Song” from this collaboration.Tune in to The Oprah Winfrey Show Monday, January 19 for the world premiere!