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“Michelle Obama may have started out as the Mom-In-Chief but she is leaving the White House as a political dynamo, a powerful voice for women and girls around the world,” CNN’s Randi Kaye told TVNewser yesterday.
Kaye, a correspondent for AC 360 and reporter for CNN’s documentary unit, recently sat down with figures close to the First Lady and close to her White House experience to learn more about one of the country’s most-admired women over the past 8 years. She learned how The First Lady met the man who would eventually become the first African American president and finding her own voice in the White House, to raising her daughters and trying maintain a reasonably normal lifestyle over 8 years. How did Michelle Obama evolve? What is her legacy? And what does she have to say about the suggestion that she run for president?
Kaye spoke to CNN’s David Axelrod and Van Jones, as well as Cokie Roberts, Kati Martin, and many others for a special airing tonight at 9 p.m. on CNN: History Made: The Legacy of Michelle Obama.
“One thing all our guests all agreed on is that Michelle Obama found her political voice in the last 6 months to a year,” said Kaye. “She stopped watching her words and starting saying in public what she had been saying only in private. In doing so she cemented her legacy.”