Michelle Obama on Tonight Show
January 20th, 2012
10:33 AM ET

Michelle Obama on Tonight Show

We might get a glimpse into what life is really like in the White House when First Lady Michelle Obama makes an appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” later this month.  According to a NBC press release, the first lady is booked to talk about her “Let’s Move” campaign and also her soon to be released book on the White House kitchen garden.

This is Mrs. Obama’s second time on the late night talk show.  She last dished with Leno in 2008 during her husband’s presidential campaign.  It’s seemingly becoming a family tradition.  The president also dropped in on Leno last fall during a swing through California.  Mrs. Obama’s appearance on Tonight is set for January 31st.

Topics: Michelle Obama • The Buzz

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  1. rosalynneus

    Jay please ask Mrs. Obama if she is proud to be American now that she lives at the white house, takes expensive vacations, dresses as a model,etc. Ask her why if her asnwer is positive and finally ask her if she supports militaryfamilies why the government is eliminating more than one hundred thousand soldiers from nthe army.

    January 20, 2012 at 11:38 am |
    • mikaz

      Maybe you should ask yourself those questions. And, while you are at it, ask youself why you want to keep one hundred thousand service people in harm's way? It's great as long as it's someone else making the sacrifice, isn't it?

      January 20, 2012 at 11:55 am |
      • Joey

        Obama is keeping them in harms way yet you don't mention that small fact.

        January 20, 2012 at 5:53 pm |
    • BELL

      Enough already – that statement was totally blown out of context – and thanks to people like you it has gotten the affect that the GOP intended it to have – it's old news – GET OVER IT!

      January 20, 2012 at 12:54 pm |
      • tomclements

        Almost as old as its bush's fault.

        January 20, 2012 at 3:28 pm |
      • jean2009

        We are still paying for Bush's mistakes, and will be for the next century.

        January 20, 2012 at 6:12 pm |
    • Howard

      Anybody with half a brain can see through the fransparent efforts
      to make michelle obama look like a cross between Mother Teresa,
      and Snow White. After years in corrupt Chicago poliics, emorrmous
      undeserved salaries, based on nepotism, and TWENTY YEARS of listening to
      God Damn America, the White House P.R. department is working
      overtime to nominate her for sainthood ... and the slobbering obama
      stooges are defending this phony, as if michelle is the second coming
      ... when in reality, it's just more B.S. from phony a sacred cow !!!

      January 20, 2012 at 1:27 pm |
      • John

        It is sad that the remains of the once proud G.O.P. have only one tool in their box..That is to run away from their record ,Bush /Cheney so disgraced they are no shows at the 2008 Convention ,112 TH Tea Party Congress Polls At 91 % DISAPPROVAL ! So You try to Sling Mud And Lie ,Hoping To Bring The Leader Of The Free World Down Into The Sewer With The Entire G.O.P./Tea Party Neo-Con Artist Libertarian Clown Parade..Anti – America , Sad & Shameful , A Terrible Example For Our Nation's Children...Try Change. You Mud & Lies ,And Tainted One % Cash Is Not Enough To Fool AMERICA Again.

        January 20, 2012 at 2:13 pm |
      • Jilli

        Ooooo what a bitter miserable world you live in.

        January 20, 2012 at 2:15 pm |
      • arduck

        Howard, Howard, Howard, I can see the hate dripping from your lips all the way over here. As such, how, Howard can I take what you say seriously? You comment is a string of oft repeated nonsense and POVs that only support your (and others') desire to denigrate the POTUS. Give it a rest. That dog don't hunt..

        January 21, 2012 at 5:52 am |
      • Just Sayin

        I am so tired of the hate that is spewed towards this family. You are pathetic.Do not hate-cause you are not great. You F#@!$%#!

        January 21, 2012 at 6:42 am |
      • Trace

        Yes....John, it is sad what remains of the once proud GOP. Now its spokes people are village idiots....take Howard and Jerry for instance....no really.....Take those guys; to another country where stupidity is glorified

        January 21, 2012 at 10:59 am |
      • ohsnap

        Now, now. You'll feel much better after you take your pills.

        January 21, 2012 at 9:39 pm |
      • Funny boy

        Thanks Howard for hitting the nail RIGHT on the head!

        January 22, 2012 at 7:52 pm |
      • Oamican

        I have a whole brain and I will use all of it to express my pity for your bitterness. Now you understand how the rest of us felt about the last administration.

        January 25, 2012 at 8:50 am |
    • rhumba

      One war is over; the other is ending. The returning soldiers will finish their tours of duty and then be discharged. After WWII, a million soldiers came home at the same time. It was tough for a year or so, but it worked out and everybody went back to work and built bridges and roads and schools for all of us baby boomers. They also hired onto construction companies that went back to Europe and Africa to rebuild the infrastructure there.The same thing will happen now. The end of war is a good and profitable thing.

      January 20, 2012 at 5:07 pm |
      • jean2009

        And building infrastructure is much more beneficial for humans than war.

        January 20, 2012 at 6:10 pm |
      • NOvember 2012

        what a stupid comment Jean. To compare infrastructure building with war.... get off your big bu##go for a walk and clear your head...please!

        January 21, 2012 at 5:50 pm |
      • jean2009

        @Nobrain I wasn't comparing the building of infrastructure to war...my point was that if you have the choice of doing one or the other building infrastructure is clearly the better for mankind.
        FYI ....At 106 lbs not much butt here. Have you looked at your backside?

        January 23, 2012 at 1:45 pm |
    • jean2009

      First and foremost when you attempt to quote what another person has said, you must use the full quote in the context it was stated to provide the persons full meaning. Otherwise you are only good at making a total butt of yourself. But since you seem to have no problem with that, here are the full quotes in context to point out your lie.

      ""for the first time in my adult life I am proud of my country because it feels like hope is finally making a comeback." -Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      "For the first time in my adult lifetime, I’m really proud of my country, and not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change." -Madison, Wisconsin

      Asked for a response to the remark, Obama campaign spokesperson Bill Burton said, “Of course Michelle is proud of her country, which is why she and Barack talk constantly about how their story wouldn’t be possible in any other nation on Earth. What she meant is that she’s really proud at this moment because for the first time in a long time, thousands of Americans who’ve never participated in politics before are coming out in record numbers to build a grassroots movement for change."

      I in particular like this quote by Michelle Obama –

      "And in my own life, in my own small way, I've tried to give back to this country that has given me so much. That's why I left a job at a law firm for a career in public service, working to empower young people to volunteer in their communities. Because I believe that each of us–no matter what our age or background or walk of life–each of us has something to contribute to the life of this nation."

      January 20, 2012 at 6:06 pm |
    • L.J


      January 20, 2012 at 10:59 pm |
    • Just Sayin

      Apparently you are of another species. What did Afirican Americans have to be proud of ? White America hated African Americans, deprived them of liberty, and the pursuit of happness, stole their identities and falsified the history books, Should I go on? Yes. I think I wil. To enslave a nation of people so that you solely can prosper, is an abomanation.
      Then you take that same race of people, they lift themselves up , one becomes the leader of the free world, ( damn that is awesomw). Now, imagine that same race of people, had they not become enslaved.

      January 21, 2012 at 6:59 am |
    • KatR

      The face of war has changed over history from beating each other with clubs to uniformed men and women using technology to defeat the enemy w/o the mass slaughter of human beings waging war on the ground. As a Navy vet who served during the Vietnam conflict I am very pleased to witness a commander in chief who thinks twice before sending our troops into harms way and accepts the inevitable change that so many people like yourself fear.

      January 21, 2012 at 9:21 am |
      • Trace

        Thank You for your service...and Thank You for your support of this President.

        January 21, 2012 at 11:03 am |
  2. george of the jungle

    the repos will jump on this like flies on xxxx. But thats because they are represented by a party of liers cheats and biggots. Mrs Obama is a class act and has done more for the people in this country than the bozos who write in.

    January 20, 2012 at 12:00 pm |
  3. Roger

    The Tonight Show? Well it IS a comedy show isn't it?

    January 20, 2012 at 12:01 pm |
  4. tomclements

    Mrs. Food Stamp President

    January 20, 2012 at 12:10 pm |
    • BELL

      Bet you have some family members (if not yourself) benefitting – hypocrite!!

      January 20, 2012 at 12:55 pm |
      • tomclements

        He has put more people on the food stamp rolls than any President in history. This is not a good thing. See most of the time it is the unemployed or those who are struggling to make ends meet who get on food stamps. Having this as your legacy is not good. I think you might be using the wrong word "hypocrite". Sarcastic could fit. Frustrated that might apply. I want to see the next President be the elimination of food stamps president, because everyone is employed.

        January 20, 2012 at 3:36 pm |
      • candy

        enough!!!!! about the food stamps. You probally know someone getting them if not yourself. Take a look a BUSH record on food stamps and you will see, he did the same thing!!! Get over it ................................

        January 20, 2012 at 5:37 pm |
      • jean2009

        Sorry but facts are facts and George Bush's failed policies created a greater need for food stamps.

        "Almost half (47 percent) of all Americans who receive food stamps are children. Another 8 percent are elderly. About 20 percent are disabled. These are not people who have a choice between paychecks and food stamps."

        On a final note, I would much rather my tax dollars go to feed hungry Americans than it go to wage war on others.

        January 20, 2012 at 6:29 pm |
    • FLIndependent

      Can't you people use your own heads and think for yourselves instead of repeating everything you hear from your Repub/Tea Party candidates! More people may be on food stamps but Obama didn't cause that...this is still the effects of the long and deep recession we were in. I really can't figure out where you people were when Bush/Cheney did their damage as it was very obvious things were going south during their term. And, if that wasn't the case and they did such a wonderful job running the country then the Repubs would have been voted back in in 2008. President Obama is doing a great job and has repeatedly told us the ship can't be turned around overnight...it is going to take many years and we need him to continue on the path for another term.

      January 23, 2012 at 2:04 pm |
  5. Joi Gibson

    I do not understand why people attack the First Lady for her initiative "Let's Move" trying to combat childhood obesity. There is no more P.E. in school, kids sit around on computers, and a lot of them eat junk food with no nutritional value. Getting them active and promoting good eating habits should be something we all can agree on. The attacks are petty. I think the First Lady is first class.

    OBAMA/BIDEN 2012!!!!

    January 20, 2012 at 12:42 pm |
    • steveo


      I agree with you! I believe families of politicians should be off limits! At the same time primary responsbility belongs to the parents but we cannot have the kids punished because some parents are about nothing!

      January 20, 2012 at 12:58 pm |
    • jerry

      She is a fraud...try real hard to study other first ladys and what they have done. She is a a tool of her husband....first lady Bush (both of them) had their own political leanings and were free to say as they wished...this parrott is a hard line American hating leftist. So, pleae open your eyes.

      January 20, 2012 at 1:43 pm |
      • ellsq

        Sooooooo, it has not occurred to you she may actually agree with her husband? Neither of the Mrs. Bushs' had school aged childern in the White House either, so their so called leanings were easier for them to support, while Mrs. Obama has young childern to raise in the lazer of the public the likes of you who has not give one sound reason for disliking the woman.

        January 20, 2012 at 3:55 pm |
      • NOvember 2012

        Laura Bush actually taught school...in some of the poorest schools in this country...and yes helped many disadvantaged black children... but then...you heard little of this. You need to learn to think for yourself, Mz obama has never done anything for anyone but herself and their rise to power.

        January 20, 2012 at 4:36 pm |
      • jean2009

        I hate to break your heart Jerky....
        but a woman with a Princeton University BA, and Harvard law degree who has practiced law is not some one trick pony. She actually was President Obama's mentor at Sidney Austin & Associates law when he first came to work at that firm. I have a feeling she probably knows her own mind, and has her own thoughts about where she stands on every subject.

        And for NOBrains2012
        Michelle Obama was Executive Director for the University of Chicago Hospitals -Community and External Affairs Department...this was a community service job that helped many disadvantaged people who needed medical assistance. The last I checked illness is color blind.

        In 1993, Michelle Obama founded a public charity Public Allies Chicago that provided young people with leadership training for public service careers. I'm sure a great many of those young people were intercity children from many ethnic backgrounds. Public Allies Chicago was a model AmeriCorps program.
        Maybe you should look up AmeriCorps to see exactly what they do?

        January 20, 2012 at 6:59 pm |
      • NOvember 2012

        Jean....and with all this wonderful experience she is going to force feed her diet plans down American children's throats...hahahaha I don't think this woman ever got her hands dirty...the same for her husband.

        January 20, 2012 at 7:17 pm |
      • Jrod

        You would be more credible if you could spell and use proper grammar. Imagine the criticism if our First Lady showed such ignorance of language. She is well educated and articulate. We should be proud that she represents even those who are not.

        January 23, 2012 at 1:21 am |
    • FLIndependent

      All the attacks on the Obamas are petty because none are based in reality and all come from jealousy. The Repubs are so green with envy that the first black President not only is a Dem but a successful president. They know it and will try anything to make their sheeps believe it isn't true. Unfortunately for us, there are many of those sheep out there so please vote this time around to ensure a 2nd term (don't stay home like in 2010!).

      January 23, 2012 at 1:58 pm |
  6. Dean

    Stupid pet tricks?

    January 20, 2012 at 1:10 pm |
    • arduck

      Let the hate go. If you don't, it'll eat you up inside.

      January 21, 2012 at 5:41 am |
      • Howard

        You Obama lovers respond to ALL Obama criticisms with ... "STOP THE HATE" ...
        but, what about the HATE you all displayed toward the Palins ... and towards George Bush ??? ... The disapproval posted here towards the Obama's pales in comparison to the months ... or rather years of obnoxious, insults coming from you all ... In fact, some of you actually still blame Bush for the stupid Obama policies, which are running America into the ground !!!

        January 21, 2012 at 12:39 pm |
      • arduck

        Howard, Howard, Howard. Labeling me is beneath you. Well, maybe not. In none of my posts do I mention any personal affiliations to any party or person I just recognize unwarranted ill-will towards subject who do not deserve it, where that ill-willed is just plain hate with no facts or cognic thought being used for support. .I merely suggest a holistic prescription that you stop the hate before it eats you up inside. Your thought?

        January 22, 2012 at 7:03 am |
  7. jerry

    On the campaign trail she goes.. The obamas are trying real hard to reshape their public image...one that is softer and more likable. They want us all to believe they are one of us. You will learn all you need to know by just looking at them...their body language and facial expressions...they are stiff and hard looking with hard looking eyes. They are not the relaxed and amiable Americans they want us to believe...they are the ruleing class. They want to govern every part of your lives. They are Marxist. Buyer beware.

    January 20, 2012 at 1:39 pm |
    • lisa2010

      I don't know what you see, but i don't see that... i see a family who is stuck in a bubble and surrounded by secret service whenever they go out... they have two young daughters and their father is always being threatened by someone... and he's worried that something will happen with his family because of his job as President of the United States/// I don't see what you see, i see two parent who is worried about their young girls, as this presidential elections continues....I see normal people who don't live that kind of life we do, because their fathe is THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATE///

      January 21, 2012 at 4:05 am |
    • arduck

      Keep slinging that weak rhetoric. Maybe something will stick on the wall like its stuck up you posterial adipose tissue.

      January 21, 2012 at 5:43 am |
    • NOvember 2012

      how would you know what these people think? Neither of them seem to have American ideals or brains. Both of them stiff and hard looking radical leftists to the bone.

      January 22, 2012 at 9:14 pm |
      • FLIndependent

        What exactly is a radical leftist and explain what the Obamas have done to be labeled as such? I find it really funny that the far right call this president a radical leftist but those on the far left say he's right of center...he can't be both! He's a moderate and that is why he will be re-elected.

        January 23, 2012 at 2:13 pm |
  8. tomclements

    By the picture in the article I think she looks angry or something.

    January 20, 2012 at 3:39 pm |
    • arduck

      in your eyes. but you vision is obviously colored by you bias. go see an eye doctor.

      January 21, 2012 at 5:45 am |
  9. OBAMA2012

    TOM CLEMENTS....You sound like your older than dirt and twice as dumb. bitter a** fool. I bet you fantasize about your woman being half and smart/attractive as Michelle. On the other hand who would be dumb enough to hook up with your dumb self.

    January 20, 2012 at 4:16 pm |
    • Joey

      Your mama.

      January 20, 2012 at 5:55 pm |
      • jean2009

        @Joey I'm probably old enough to be your grand-mama and I wouldn't have Tom Clements.
        Obama-Biden 2012

        January 20, 2012 at 7:07 pm |
    • geraldjones

      and you get off on seeing millions out of work thanks to ODOUCHA

      January 21, 2012 at 1:47 am |
  10. Don

    Mrs Obama, Lord of the FRIES.

    January 20, 2012 at 6:46 pm |
  11. Todd Pollard

    Why is NBC giving what is in affect a free campagn ad for Michelle? This prove that they are biased.

    January 20, 2012 at 8:10 pm |
  12. geraldjones

    MIchelle has nut-sack breath.

    January 21, 2012 at 1:47 am |
    • lisa2010


      January 21, 2012 at 4:08 am |
    • Norma

      geraldjones .. that's just your own sour breath coming back at you! Go brush your teeth.

      January 21, 2012 at 10:17 am |
    • arduck

      Is that the best you can do? How thoughtful......and revealing of the depths of your character.

      January 22, 2012 at 7:05 am |
  13. Joey

    I go to work pretty early so I never have time to watch any of the late night shows, but when I have had a chance to watch any of them they all seem pretty much the same except for the host. They all follow the same formula. Little did Jack Parr and Johnny Carson know that they would be templates for the future.

    January 21, 2012 at 5:23 am |
  14. twh

    I definitely won't be watching that episode.

    January 21, 2012 at 12:16 pm |
  15. NOvember 2012

    whew! How would you like to face off with this woman every morning...scary looking, hard woman, angry women. There is a lot of talk about her husband using gaybath houses...I just wonder! Son't think I would care to tune in the tv to this bore.

    January 21, 2012 at 2:17 pm |
  16. Meg

    If the purpose of having this open for comments is to see who out there is extremely vile and immature, then I suppose it was successful – I'm really surprised at how horrid some people are out there, makes me quite ill to read many of these comments – embarrassing really – what is wrong with people? I'm glad there are a few nice comments, but I know now that reality really does bite – now that we sometimes confront the worst in human nature on these blogs – we need to raise our kids better

    January 21, 2012 at 4:17 pm |
    • Joey

      It's called freedom. So you only want to read nice comments? You should go to whitehouse.gov then where it's all roses and unicorns.

      January 21, 2012 at 5:46 pm |
    • NOvember 2012

      well said... complements to our leaders who deserve them...vile comments to those who don't....and this blister of barrack obama is one who does not.. hahahha

      January 21, 2012 at 5:46 pm |
  17. Dontbow

    Here comes more of the obama sales pitch. These overspending liberal idiots need to work on fixing the economy instead of parading around on tv all the time and buying expensive vations. The liberal media needs to get over its love affair with them.

    January 21, 2012 at 9:05 pm |
    • arduck

      Its a free country. You can change the channel or go to bed.

      January 22, 2012 at 7:06 am |
  18. countrycook

    Did I hear her right in that interview when she said "BARACK ( her husband) was the one that called her "an angry black women ? "

    January 23, 2012 at 10:56 am |
  19. countrycook

    Did I hear her right in that interview when she said "BARACK ( her husband) was the one that called her

    January 23, 2012 at 10:57 am |
  20. Obamican

    You go girl, you have more class than all these jealous trailer park trash put together.

    January 25, 2012 at 8:56 am |