A 2013 - 2014 original C-SPAN feature series telling the stories of America's First Ladies - from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama -
through conversations with top experts, video tours of historic sites, and questions from C-SPAN's audience.

America's First Ladies — from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama
First Lady: 2009 - 2017
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  • Michelle Obama program
  • Dealing with the Press
  • First Lady
  • Media
  • Proud of my Country
  • Father
  • Campaign Speech
  • Role of the First Lady
  • Influence from Past First Ladies
  • An Evolutionary Process
  • 2012 Democratic National Convention Speech
  • International Women of Courage Awards Ceremony
  • Bowie State University Commencement
  • Inaugural Ball Appearance
  • Military Families Initiative
  • Childhood Obesity Prevention
  • Weekly Presidential Address
  • Presidential Candidates' Spouses
  • Life in the White House
  • Family Life
  • Her Image
  • Role in Campaigning
  • Remarks to the Congressional Black Caucus
  • Speech to Young Women in Soweto
  • Remarks to National Governors Association with Jill Biden
  • Remarks to Military Families
  • State Dinner Preparations
  • Third Inaugural Ball Appearance
  • Life in the White House
  • 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Welcoming
  • Mission Serve Initiative Launch
  • Planting White House Kitchen Garden
  • President Obama at Candlelight Ceremony
  • 2013 Inaugural Parade
  • 2013 Inaugural Ceremony
  • Official Swearing-In of President Obama
  • President Obama Day of Service Remarks
  • President Obama Day of Service Event
  • Kids' Inaugural Concert


Michelle Obama

Barack Obama
My mother’s love has always been a sustaining force for our family, and one of my greatest joys is seeing her integrity, her compassion, her intelligence reflected in my daughters.

Born - January 17, 1964 in Chicago, Illinois

Parents - Fraser Robinson III & Marian Shields Robinson

Married - October 3, 1992 to Barack Obama

Children - Malia Ann (1998 – present),
Natasha “Sasha” (2001 – present)

Education - A.B. in sociology at Princeton University in 1985; J.D. at Harvard Law School in 1988

Occupation - Attorney, Executive for city of Chicago, Hospital administrator

Firsts - 1st African American First Lady. 1st First Lady to tweet. 1st First Lady to host a Google+ Hangout.

Causes - Let’s Move initiative to solve the problem of childhood obesity and Joining Forces initiative promoting support of military families

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