David Letterman and Oprah Winfrey Among the Book Tour Moderators for Michelle Obama
Ellen DeGeneres also will join the former first lady as she promotes her upcoming book, ‘The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times.’
Oprah Winfrey, David Letterman, and Ellen DeGeneres are among the celebrity moderators who will accompany former First Lady Michelle Obama on her book tour for The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times.
Conan O’Brien, Tracee Ellis Ross, Gayle King, and Michelle Norris are among the other guests. Today’s guests include Hoda Kotb, poet Elizabeth Alexander, and activist Heather McGhee.
“For me, The Light We Carry book tour will be about starting important conversations and digging deeper into the questions that all of us are grappling with as we live through uncertain times,” Obama said in a statement released Wednesday by her publisher, Crown, and the tour’s producer, Live Nation. “I can’t wait to get back on the road and dive into it with such a thoughtful, impressive group of moderators.”
Crown and Live Nation also announced on Wednesday that Obama has added seven new sites to her month-long, six-city tour, which kicks off on Nov. 15 at Washington’s Warner Theatre, the book’s publishing date.
Additional appearances are planned in Washington, DC, as well as Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Chicago, and San Francisco.
Some of the moderators, including Winfrey and Alexander, chatted with Obama while she was promoting her memoir, Becoming, published in 2018. For the current tour, DeGeneres will perform for the first two nights in Washington, with Perry interviewing her in Atlanta, Letterman in Chicago, and Winfrey in Los Angeles’ YouTube Theater on December 13.