Oprah To Take Gold With 23rd Season Premiere – With More Than 150 Olympic Team Members

I'm looking forward to Monday, September 8, 2008!  That is the day that Oprah's 23rd season premieres.  I'm a big Oprah Winfrey fan but I'm doubly excited to see her show Monday because more than 150 of the Olympic team members are slated to appear. 

This will be the first time we can see so many of our Gold, Silver and Bronze winners together in one place at one time.  I look forward to hearing about their experience.  I along with everyone else am anticipating the appearance of Gold medalist Michael Phelps,  Nastia Liukin, volleyball queens Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh, and hoops stars Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony, Lisa Leslie and Dwayne Wade.

It is reported that the episode tapes Wednesday at Chicago's Millennium Park as both a 'welcome home celebration' for the athletes as well as a showcase for the Windy City, which is among the candidates to host the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Speaking of Chicago being a candidate…let's hope so; I really would love to see the 2016 Summer Olympics in the USA!

Be sure to watch Oprah on September 8, 2008, and join in celebrating our US Olympic team home.  And check out Oprah.com for more information.