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 television.
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 Oprah Magazine.
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 and the 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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