WASHINGTON--First Lady Michelle Obama is using her first official trip outside of Washington as a backdrop for her, as ABC News puts it, "first network television interview" since becoming first lady. On Thursday, Mrs. Obama travels to North Carolina to visit military families at Fort Bragg, taking to its highest level yet a major agenda item, helping the kin of our nations' soldiers.
Since taking over the East Wing, Mrs. Obama has given interviews to magazines--the latest Oprah Winfrey's "O" and People, but folks slice and dice into categories when claiming firsts.
The interview with Robin Roberts will be well used with ABC News offering an attractive package: the interview on Roberts' show, "Good Morning America" and clips on "World News with Charles Gibson" and "Nightline."
below from ABC News....
March 11, 2009
ABC NEWS' ROBIN ROBERTS TO INTERVIEW FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA ON "GOOD MORNING AMERICA," FRIDAY, MARCH 13
MICHELLE OBAMA'S FIRST NETWORK TELEVISION INTERVIEW SINCE BECOMING FIRST LADY ONLY ON "GMA"
PORTIONS OF THE INTERVIEW TO AIR ON "WORLD NEWS WITH CHARLES GIBSON" AND "NIGHTLINE"
ABC News' Robin Roberts will sit down with First Lady Michelle Obama in an interview to air Friday, March 13 on "Good Morning America." Roberts will travel with the First Lady as she embarks on her first official trip to Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, to meet with military families and servicemen and women. Roberts will also talk with the First Lady about life in the White House as well as many of the issues that are affecting the American people today.
Portions of the interview will air on "World News with Charles Gibson" and "Nightline."
ABC News' "Good Morning America" is co-anchored by Diane Sawyer and Robin Roberts. Chris Cuomo is the news anchor and Sam Champion is the weather anchor. The Emmy Award-winning morning news program airs live Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 9:00am/EDT on the ABC Television Network. Jim Murphy is the senior executive producer and Tom Cibrowski is the executive producer of ABC News' "Good Morning America."