First Lady Michelle Obama to Appear on The Dr. Oz Show With Secretary of
Education Arne Duncan to Discuss Upcoming Announcement on Physical Activity in
Episode Will Air Thursday, February 28
NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2013
NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Michelle Obama, whose advocacy for
fitness and nutrition have been a cornerstone of her work as First Lady, will
appear on the nationally syndicated The Dr. Oz Show on the third anniversary
of her monumental "Let's Move!" campaign. Joined by Secretary of Education
Arne Duncan, the First Lady will discuss how physical activity affects
children's health and academic achievement. The episode will air Thursday,
February 28, to coincide with a major announcement about bringing physical
activity back to schools, to be made by Mrs. Obama and Secretary Duncan.
"Mrs. Obama's advocacy for physical activity in schools is an investment in
our future and will give our children longer, healthier lives," said host
Mehmet Oz, MD."The First Lady's sense of urgency on this topic goes
hand-in-glove with the conversation we have with our audience every day. I'm
humbled and honored that Mrs. Obama and the Secretary of Education will appear
on our show to continue this national conversation with our viewers."
The two-time Emmy® Award-winning nationally syndicated The Dr. Oz Show first
hosted Michelle Obama as a guest in September 2012.
About The Dr. Oz Show
The two-time Daytime Emmy^® ^ Award-winning The Dr. Oz Show, hosted by the
two-time Daytime Emmy® Award-winning host, Dr. Mehmet Oz, is now in its fourth
season. The Dr. Oz Show, which is currently seen in 118 countries worldwide,
debuted domestically in 2009 with the biggest ratings in ten years in daytime
Dr. Oz served as health expert on The Oprah Winfrey Show since 2004, sharing
advice with viewers to help them live their best life from the inside out. Dr.
Oz has co-authored six New York Times Best Sellers including "YOU: The Owner's
Manual," "YOU: The Smart Patient," "YOU: On a Diet," "YOU: Staying Young,"
"YOU: Being Beautiful" and "YOU Having a Baby" as well as the award-winning
"Healing from the Heart." He has a regular column in TIME Magazine and O The
Dr. Oz is vice-chair of the Department of Surgery and Professor of Surgery at
Columbia University. He directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary
Medicine Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital and performs 100 heart
operations annually. His research interests include heart replacement surgery,
minimally invasive cardiac surgery, complementary medicine and health care
policy. He has authored over 400 original publications, book chapters, and
medical books and has received several patents.
Cleared in over 99% of the country, The Dr. Oz Show is co-produced by Harpo
Productions and Sony Pictures Television (SPT) and distributed by SPT. The
show is filmed in front of a studio audience in Studio 6A in New York's
legendary Rockefeller Center.
About Harpo Studios
Harpo Studios produced the number-one-rated, award-winning, The Oprah Winfrey
Show, and continues to create original TV programming for primetime,
syndication and cable television, including for OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. A
joint venture between Harpo and Discovery Communications, OWN debuted on
January 1, 2011, as a multi-platform media company designed to entertain,
inform and inspire people to live their best lives. OWN is available in
approximately 80 million homes andthe venture also includes the award-winning
digital platform, Oprah.com. Included among the original programming
developed and produced by Harpo Studios are OWN's "Oprah's Next Chapter,"
"Master Class," "Lifeclass," and the Emmy® Award-winning "Super Soul Sunday."
Harpo Print, LLC and Hearst Magazines publish the monthly O, The Oprah
Magazine publication, while Harpo Films is dedicated to high-quality scripted
dramatic programming, and Harpo Radio, Inc. produces Oprah Radio on Sirius XM
Radio (XM Channel 111 and Sirius Channel 204).
About Sony Pictures Television
Sony Pictures Television (http://www.sonypicturestelevision.com), a Sony
Pictures Entertainment company, is one of the television industry's leading
content providers. It produces and distributes programming in every genre,
around the world and for a multitude of platforms. In addition to one of the
industry's largest libraries of award-winning feature films, television shows
and formats, Sony Pictures Television (SPT) boasts a current program slate
that includes top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off-network
series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas,
comedies and telefilms. SPT has 18 wholly-owned or joint venture production
companies in 15 countries outside the U.S. and also maintains offices in 32
countries. SPT's worldwide television networks portfolio includes 124 channel
feeds available in 159 countries, reaching more than 800 million households
worldwide. SPT also creates original content for and manages SPE's premium
video website, Crackle. Additionally, SPT owns production company Embassy Row
and is a part owner of cable channel Game Show Network (GSN), 3D channel 3net,
premier horror/thriller website and VOD service FEARnet and national U.S media
sales company ITN Networks, Inc. SPT advertiser sales is one of the premier
national advertising sales companies and handles the commercial inventory in
SPT's syndicated series as well as in U.S. digital businesses including
FEARnet, DrOz.com and PlayStation.
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