Michael Phelps, Medalists to Join Oprah Winfrey
08/29/2008 AT 03:50 PM EDT
Gold medalists Michael Phelps, Nastia Liukin, Kobe Bryant and 150 other U.S. Olympic team members join the queen of TV, Oprah Winfrey on the Sept. 8 23rd-season premiere of The Oprah Winfrey Show, which will be taped next Wednesday in Chicago's Millennium Park, the Associated Press reports.
Winfrey's company, Harpo Productions, calls the episode a "welcome-home celebration."
Also on the bill for the special show: beach volleyball gold medal team members Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh; gold medal basketball players Carmelo Anthony, Lisa Leslie and Dwyane Wade; and silver medal swimmer Dara Torres.
– Stephen M. Silverman