Jan 21, 2011


First Lady Michelle Obama is traveling to her hometown of Chicago Friday, where she will tape an upcoming episode of the Oprah Winfrey show to discuss her plans to start a "comprehensive national campaign" to support military families, the White House said.

In addition to Mrs. Obama's one-on-one interview with Ms. Winfrey, a military family will join appear on the show to share their own story. The journalists Tom Brokaw and Bob Woodward will also appear to "tell stories of other courageous military families," according to the first lady's office.

The appearance is the latest in a string of high-profile moves by Mrs. Obama to promote her top agenda items, including healthy eating and supporting military families. On Thursday, she appeared in Washington with Wal-Mart executives to announce the company's new initiative to lower sodium, transfat and added sugars in is foods.


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