A talk with the woman who designed Michelle Obama's portrait dress

Feb 16, 2018
The gown, with its graphic print, shows the former first lady's "intelligence, her realness," says Michelle Smith.
Former First Lady Michelle Obama, left, and artist Amy Sherald unveil Obama's portrait at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., Monday.
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Michelle Obama announces new education push

Oct 19, 2015
Campaign encourages 14- to 19-year-olds to aim beyond high school.

Michelle Obama promotes girls' education in Asia

Mar 20, 2015
Around the world, an estimated 62 million girls ages of 6 to 15 are not in school.

First generation college students go viral

Nov 21, 2013
A new campaign on YouTube aims to encourage more students to be the first in their families to go to college.

The First Lady economy

Nov 12, 2013
Michelle Obama has a new pet project: Getting kids into college. But will her involvement help or hurt the initiative?

Two years after the Partnership for Healthier America, have calorie counts decreased?

May 30, 2013
In 2010, 16 food and beverage companies promised to reduce calories as part of the First Lady’s Partnership for a Healthier America. Two years later, how have they done?

Does Obama fashion trickle down to JCrew?

Jan 22, 2013
Michelle Obama has long been the trendsetter; now it's her daughters' clothes that are turning heads.

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First Lady's 'Let's Move' program expands to military

Feb 10, 2012
Michelle Obama will announce a Pentagon venture to make the food offerings in the U.S. military more healthy. It’s the first change to military rations in 20 years.

USDA announces healthier school lunches

Jan 25, 2012
Fruits, vegetables and whole grains to replace high-fat, sodium-heavy menu items for American school kids.

MID-DAY UPDATE: Ireland in the spotlight

Nov 22, 2010
Today's big story was Ireland. Yesterday, the country agreed to a bailout from The European Central Bank and the IMF, though the terms and...