Just a quick reminder so you won't wonder what's jacking up the traffic in NYC next Wednesday:
From White House spox Jay Carney:
"On Wednesday, the President and the First Lady will travel to Chicago to tape an episode of the 'Oprah Winfrey Show.' The President will then travel to New York to deliver remarks at two DNC events."
As you know, Winfrey -- whose influence in the media world absolutely can't be underestimated -- has been a big proponent of President Obama and his policies.
Michelle Obama appeared on Winfrey's program in January.
A report earlier this month suggested the media mogul might take a pass on endorsing Obama for re-election in 2012, but reps for Winfrey said that's not the case.
We previously noted the NYC events will be a gala at the Waldorf-Astoria and a Town Hall concert featuring The Roots.