The one-hour special includes “Washington Watch” host Roland Martin’s White House interview with the First Lady, plus interviews with the U.S. Surgeon General and features on community members and organizations that are engaged in the fight ““
Oct. 18, 2010, Silver Spring, MD — First Lady Michelle Obama brings her personal effort to fight childhood obesity to TV One Friday, Oct. 29 at 10 PM ET with the premiere of the TV One original special, Let’s Move with First Lady Michelle Obama. In a cand id and enlightening interview with TV One’s Washington Watch host Roland Martin that takes place on the White House grounds and by her hand -planted vegetable garden, First Lady Michelle Obama discusses the various components of her signature initiative to end childhood obesity within a generation and the issues and challenges involved.
The First Lady tells Martin about the genesis of her awareness of the issue, which began with her own family’s lifestyle, and advice and a cautionary word from her own children’s pediatrician.
“I thought that, if I don’t realize that my habits and our cultural transitions are affecting our children, then where is everybody else on this issue?” Mrs. Obama says. “And having conversations across the country, [I was] finding that more families are struggling with this issue, not realizing the impact that it’s having, particularly on the African American community — one in three kids in this country is overweight or obese, but in our community, 40 percent of our kids are overweight or obese.”
The First Lady stresses the importance of attacking the problem on multiple fronts ““ at home, at school and in the community.