The First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, has been a classy, intelligent, powerful omnipresence in American life for the last eight years, and it makes sense that someone with her considerable influence would get a send-off from someone with equal grace, power, and understanding of the particulars of life in America as an African-American woman. That’s why it’s not a surprise, but still a delight, to learn that Michelle Obama’s last one-on-one interview in the White House will be an intimate chat with Oprah Winfrey that will air on CBS December 19 at 9 p.m. ET. Now you’ll have ample time to brew up some mulled wine, grab an O magazine–recommended throw, and bid adieu to a singular force in American politics.
Oprah and FLOTUS, besties.