After the President, an interview with the First Lady
By Dante on March 12th, 2012
Back in September, Kid Reporters Topanaga Sena and Jacob Schroeder sat down for an exclusive back-to-school interview with President Barack Obama. The interview was pretty great, in my not-so-humble opinion, and Topanga and Jacob did an awesome job on a really difficult, nerve-wracking experience.
For Topanga, interviewing the President of the United States proved to be unique preparation for her next big assignment — interviewing First Lady Michelle Obama.
In February, the First Lady celebrated the second anniversary of the Let’s Move! program by visiting states like Iowa and Florida and hosting fitness events for kids and their families. Her last stop was at ESPN Wide World of Sports at Disney World in Orlando, and before the event Topanga and the First Lady sat down for a 12-minute interview. Their conversation ranged from the legacy of Let’s Move! and its future to how kids can get other kids moving and the one food Mrs. Obama wishes she could make healthy. The interview went live on the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps site this morning, and over the next week or two excerpts will appear in Scholastic News classroom magazines.
Like the interview with President Obama, this opportunity is a major milestone, not only for the Kids Press Corps (we’ve never interviewed a sitting First Lady) but Topanga, as well. She is the first Scholastic News Kid Reporter — the first Scholastic News reporter period — to interview both the current President and First Lady — quite an accomplishment for an 11-year-old! But the interview is also a great addition to our Let’s Move! Special Report. We’ve been covering the program since its inception, as well as the First Lady’s healthy eating and active lifestyle initiative before they became Let’s Move!.
You can watch the interview with First Lady Michelle Obama on the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps site, or by visiting the Let’s Move! Special Report. And be sure to bookmark the Kids Press Corps site for all the latest national, sports, entertainment, and campaign news!
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