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The Light We Carry Special Coming to Netflix

Netflix has announced special The Light We Carry: Michelle Obama & Oprah Winfrey, which was filmed on the final stop for Michelle Obama’s book tour in December 2022. You can watch the official trailer below.

From Higher Ground Productions and Jesse Collins Entertainment, The Light We Carry: Michelle Obama & Oprah Winfrey will release globally on April 25, 2023.

The Light We Carry Special Coming to Netflix

On the final stop of the tour for her 2022 bestseller The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times (buy now at Amazon), Michelle Obama unpacks her toolbox in a wide-ranging conversation with good friend Oprah Winfrey.

The former First Lady shares personal family stories about her childhood and time in the White House, offers hard won wisdom about self-confidence, fear, and aging, and gives practical advice for living in modern times, including the power of a kitchen table full of friends.

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Covering everything from menopause to social issues to romance, Obama and Winfrey have a candid, at times poignant, at times comedic but always real conversation about the moment in which we are living.

The Light We Carry: Michelle Obama & Oprah Winfrey has a runtime of 80 minutes and was directed by Linda Mendoza.

The special was produced by Tonia Davis and Ethan Lewis. The executive producers are Jesse Collins, Dionne Harmon and Jeannáe Rouzan-Clay.

Higher Ground, founded by President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, creates, elevates, and celebrates stories and voices that bend the arc. From scripted and unscripted television, feature films, and animated series to podcasts and digital series, the company tells widely acclaimed stories across all platforms. Higher Ground produces film and television exclusively with Netflix and has a first look podcast deal with Audible.

The Light We Carry: Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey. (L to R) Oprah Winfrey and Michelle Obama in The Light We Carry: Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey. Cr. Chuck Kennedy/Netflix © 2023

Founded in 2012, Jesse Collins Entertainment (JCE) is a full-service Emmy award-winning production company that has played an integral role in producing many of television’s most memorable moments in music entertainment.

JCE’s award-winning and critically acclaimed television includes the Super Bowl Halftime Show, The American Music Awards, BET Awards, Soul Train Awards, BET Hip Hop Awards, The New Edition Story, Rhythm + Flow, Sunday Best, as well as Cardi Tries, Yara Shahidi’s Day Off, and Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices to name a few.

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