First Lady Michelle Obama
This was the 35th episode in the C-SPAN series “First Ladies: Influence and Image.”
Liza Mundy and Krissah Thompson talked about the life and influence of first lady Michelle Obama and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. They talked about her family life and education, her support of her husband’s career, her role as part of the first black presidential couple, her political activities, and her causes which included a “Let’s Move” campaign to combat childhood obesity, establishing a White House vegetable garden as part of an eating well campaign, promoting gay rights, and supporting military families. Topics included her management of her public image, her innovative use of the media and the entertainment world, and her life in Washington, D.C., including her role as “mom-in-chief.” Video clips shown included several from a 2009 interview given by Michelle Obama and a clip of an April 2008 interview with President Obama.
People in this video
Liza Mundy Director New America Foundation->Breadwinning and Caregiving Program
Susan Swain Host C-SPAN
Krissah Thompson Staff Writer Washington Post->Style
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