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Michelle Obama the next chat show queen?

india Updated: Nov 06, 2012 01:35 IST
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Michelle Obama could step into a new career as a chat show host if her husband loses the election.

Television executives believe the First Lady would be a natural to become a talk show host.

She has even been compared to Oprah Winfrey, the queen of chat show hosts and one of the most recognisable names in show business.

“Personally, I would like to see her in the White House. But if she were not going to be in the White House, I’d love to see her as the host of a show. She’s amazing,” the Daily Mail quoted Hilary Estey McLoughlin, president of syndication company behind the Ellen DeGeneres show, as saying.

And former CNN president Jon Klein agreed that the First Lady would be snapped up by TV chiefs if her husband does not win a second term in office.

“Daytime syndicators are desperate for a new voice and she is tailor made for it,” he told TV Guide magazine.

“She’s thoughtful. She’s committed. She’s a working mom. She’d be a strong voice on issues important to her,” he added.

Since moving into the White House, Michelle has been one of the most visible of First Ladies with more TV appearances than any other. She has regularly appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Her appearance on the Dr Oz show helped her promote her campaign for healthy eating.

McLoughlin, whose Telepictures Productions syndicates the Ellen DeGeneres show, even talks about Michelle as someone to take over Oprah Winfrey’s crown as chat show queen.

“She reminds me of Oprah as someone who has the ability to make people understand complex things in a simple way,” she stated.