Michelle Obama to Pay First Post-White House TV Visit to 'Ellen'

Michelle Obama will give her first post-White House interview to Ellen DeGeneres, on the occasion of the talk-show host’s 60th birthday, being celebrated on the show on Thursday, Feb. 1.

The birthday celebration continues on Friday, Feb. 2, when Jennifer Aniston takes a turn on Ellen's couch.

Other celebrities will pay the show surprise visits over the two days and the audience will be filled with guests who are paying it forward and have participated in Ellen’s #OneMillionActsOfGood campaign in partnership with Cheerios.

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DeGeneres also will reveal the show's biggest giveaway in 15 seasons.

Paige Albiniak

Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.