Michael Phelps, Medalists to Join Oprah Winfrey

Michael Phelps, Medalists to Join Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey and Michael Phelps
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08/29/2008 AT 03:50 PM EDT

After conquering Beijing they're now ready to conquer the American airwaves.

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
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