'Oprah' Taping Tickets All Gone in 105 Minutes
It may go down as one of the hottest tickets of the entire inauguration season.
Tickets to Oprah Winfrey's D.C. television taping, scheduled for Monday, Jan. 19, in the Kennedy Center's 2,300-seat Opera House, were available online today -- and were gone before you could say "O." (A usual taping of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" has just 300 seats to offer the public.)
They were available online starting at 11 a.m. Central time, according to a Harpo Productions spokeswoman. Some 5,000 requests later, they were listed as unavailable at 12:45 p.m. Now the Oprah web site reads:
We are no longer accepting reservation requests for the taping in Washington, D.C.
No further tickets will be available, the spokeswoman said.
So will there be a secondary market for show tickets? Time will tell. The show's web site also reads:
Do not pay anyone money for Oprah Show reservations or tickets.
But given the Congressional attention paid to the sale of inauguration tickets, anything seems possible. We'll be watching Craigslist and eBay; in the meantime, if you hear or see anything -- or know anyone who got tickets today -- please e-mail us and let us know.
This post has been updated with additional information.
Washington Post Editors
December 8, 2008; 3:08 PM ET
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