Michelle Obama joined the ladies of "The View" to talk health, gardening, and fitness. Her new book is named, "American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America." All proceeds benefit the National Parks Foundation.
First of all, can we gush? Fans and frenemies alike must have been in awe of the first lady this morning. Mrs. O. was resplendent in a breezy color-blocked sundress with a matching white belt. Her relaxed bob looked freshly cut and her makeup was flawless. The entire "View" crew was present for the conversation: Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, and Sherri Shepherd.
Mrs. Obama shared a one-on-one interview with Robin Roberts on "Good Morning America" earlier. Roberts recently had the honor of interviewing President Barack Obama about his evolved stance on marriage equality. Robin's conversation with Mrs. Obama, however, was light and fun.
Barbara and Elisabeth had a small gaffe at the "Hot Topics" table before the first lady joined them. Elisabeth spoke about how difficult it must be to be a "first mom," as well as a first lady. After all, raising two girls in the national spotlight can't be easy. BW somehow misheard Elisabeth's comment as meaning that Michelle O. is the first mother in the white house. She chided and corrected Hasselbeck saying that other first ladies have raised kids in the White House. Oy vey! The rest of the episode luckily went off without a hitch.
The "View" crew recapped some of the platforms of former first ladies. They spoke of Lady Bird Johnson and Jackie Kennedy's beautification efforts at the White House. They also briefly recounted Nancy Reagan's "Just Say No" Campaign, Hillary Clinton's health care debacle, and Laura Bush's literacy efforts.
Mrs. Obama was lighthearted and funny, except when detailing the perils of childhood obesity. She spoke of dancing, hula hooping, and doing whatever it takes to show the importance of exercise. The Chicagoan also explained once again that her objective is the health of American children, not a government presence in family refrigerators.
The book "American Grown" not only highlights the garden at the White House, but gardens across the country. Mrs. O. recommended that city dwellers even start potted gardens on fire escapes. It was a great conversation about wellness and well being from our lovely first lady.
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