Oprah scores Obama interview for Christmas special

Talk show host Oprah Winfrey will sit down with President Barack Obama for a Christmas special next month, ABC announced Wednesday.

The special, "Christmas at the White House: An Oprah Primetime Special," will air in prime time on Sunday, Dec. 13 on ABC at 10:00 p.m.

The presidential interview comes at a pivotal moment for the queen of daytime television, who was an ardent supporter of Obama during the presidential campaign.

Winfrey scored big ratings with an exclusive sit-down with former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R), and will broadcast an interview Wednesday afternoon with Vicki Kennedy, the widow of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.).

Winfrey announced last week that she would discontinue her syndicated talk show after its 25th season so she could focus on her developing cable network.

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