For the third time during her husband's presidency, First Lady Michelle Obama is preparing to guest on CBS' Late Show with David Letterman, says the Hollywood Reporter.
Mrs. Obama is scheduled to appear on air Wednesday, August 29, which coincides with the third night of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fl. Solid counterprograming, as Mrs. Obama is likable and charismatic. It's a sound political move, because it gets her husband's name out there without coming off as too political, as her appearances aren't the nuts and bolts of policy, but rather the programs and projects she involves herself with.
She has appeared before on the show, with her last visit being on June 5. On that visit, she played up her green thumb image by presenting the "Top 10 Fun Facts about Gardening," which included such doozies as "gardening was invented in 1822 by Albert Gardener" and "the largest zucchini ever grown contained a Starbucks.")
The First Lady is visiting next week as part of her back-to-school media tour, during which she will speak about "helping parents get their children ready to return to the classroom" and "important changes to school lunch programs nationwide," according to a CBS statement.
She is also serving as a guest editor this week at iVillage, the online women's community, where she is sharing personal anecdotes and tips to help American families "rev up" their back-to-school routines.