The president and first lady on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" (CNN)

Yesterday, just hours after President Barack Obama announced to the nation and the world that Osama bin Laden had been killed, he and first lady Michelle appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show in a prerecorded episode.

In case you missed it, here are some tidbits, as reported by Entertainment Weekly:            

The president shared again that he would be running for a second term in 2012.

He called Birthers "carnival barkers" again.

He said he wanted to reclaim the American Dream for the country. ("The American dream is slipping away. I want people to once again feel like, 'If I'm working hard and doing the right thing, opportunity is right there for me to grab.' ")

He mentioned that he's an assistant basketball coach for his daughter's team.

Of course, the segment was taped before the bin Laden news broke, but in light of Sunday night's historic announcement, some of the other remarks from the chat with Winfrey made all the more sense. In particular, Michelle's statement, "[Barack] can keep his eye on the prize in the midst of some craziness. That's what makes him a special leader." She also mentioned that over Easter weekend, the president missed out on some family time because he had "other stuff to do." Oh. Now we get it.

Read more at Entertainment Weekly.

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