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'Eleanor Roosevelt Remembered,' a Touching Tribute by Eight Women

Monday, December 17, 2012

WNYC

This 1962 tribute to the former first lady features eight women reminiscing about their friend, and illuminating the many different areas of Eleanor Roosevelt's politically wide-ranging life. 

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Africa's First Ladies Learn To Be More Politically Engaged

Friday, October 01, 2010

First ladies from more than a dozen African countries are taking part in a two-year program to help them address challenges facing their countries. The first ladies and their top advisors convened in Washington, D.C. this week and will learn how to lead their staffs, seek funding for projects and how to define priorities. The BBC's State Department Correspondent, Kim Ghattas, spoke to some of the organizers and participants in the program.

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Cub Reporter Tackles Childhood Obesity

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

First Lady Michelle Obama launched a nationwide campaign to fight childhood obesity this week. Major news outlets assigned reporters to cover the story, but 11-year-old Jonas Hosmer was probably the youngest of the bunch.

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Déjà Vu: The First Lady for Health Care

Friday, September 18, 2009

In a flashback to the '90s, when then–First Lady Hilary Clinton went out and stumped for health care reform, new First Lady Michelle Obama starts hawking health care today. She'll pitch herself as a soccer mom who gets what families need from their insurance plans. And, though the tactic is different, it's hard not to hear echoes of Hillarycare. We speak to former Clinton Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers and Nia-Malika Henderson, White House reporter for Politico, to ask: How do first ladies fit into health care reform, and are there lessons to be learned from the Clinton White House? 

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Tales of a Traveling First Family

Monday, July 13, 2009

The Obamas arrived back home this weekend after a two-week trip through Europe and Africa. Michelle Obama with her mom and two kids joined the president in Moscow, and from there went to Italy and Ghana. While the president's schedule was widely publicized, The Takeaway looks at what the rest of the family was up to. Lynn Sweet, who writes the column The Daily Flotus for Politics Daily and is Washington Bureau Chief for the Chicago Sun-Times, talks about what the first family did on the trip.

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