THE MICHELLE SHOW
Should President Obama lose the election, there’s a possibility that first lady Michelle Obama could emerge as a talk show host. She’s at home there; it is a comfortable milieu, and no wonder. Mrs. Obama has made multiple appearances on ABC’s “The View,” CBS “Late Night with David Letterman and the syndicated “Ellen DeGeneres.” She been on camera with celebrity chefs, muppets, Oprah Winfrey.
“If she were not going to be in the White House, I’d love to have her as the host of a show. She’s amazing,” says Hilary Estey McLoughlin — president of Telepictures Productions and the syndication company behind Ms. DeGeneres daytime chatfest — in a conversation with TV Guide.
“I don’t think she would do it. When you’re in a position such as first lady, you’ve reached the pinnacle. When you really can make a difference in the world, you’re not going to want to be tied to a syndication schedule,” counters a TV agent who has done business with many Washington figures.
“Of course, there is still a chance she may spend four more years in her current job. Check back with us on Nov. 7,” TV Guide advises.
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