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Michelle Obama to appear on 'Oprah' show

January 21, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
First lady Michelle Obama is set to appear on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" next week.The White House says Mrs. Obama returned to Chicago on Friday to tape one of the last original episodes of the wildly successful weekday syndicated talk show. She is expected to discuss plans to launch a nationwide campaign to support families with someone in the military.

The first lady has become an advocate for military families. She has traveled to military installations to talk with service members about their needs and concerns and has urged Americans to volunteer time to help them.

The episode is scheduled to air Thursday, Jan. 27.

This is the 25th and final season of "The Oprah Winfrey Show."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.