Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Michelle Obama Will Kick Off Let's Move! Third Anniversary Tour With Jimmy Fallon

First Lady begins celebration on Friday, Feb. 22 in New York...
UPDATE 1: First Lady's full tour schedule 
UPDATE 2:  With Fallon
First Lady Michelle Obama will appear on NBC's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Friday, Feb. 22, for her first "sit-down interview" with host Jimmy Fallon, to "kick off a national tour celebrating the third anniversary of Let’s Move!," production company Universal Television announced on Tuesday.  Mrs. Obama will travel to New York for the interview.  She welcomed Fallon to the White House last February for a fitness challenge as part of her celebration for the second anniversary of Let's Move!.  (Above, doing a tug-of-war in the Diplomatic Reception Room)

Fallon's show airs at 12:35 PM EST.  The third anniversary of Let's Move! was on Feb. 9, and passed without fanfare; Mrs. Obama's celebration was being delayed until "later this month," according to her Director of Communications.   The East Wing has not yet released a schedule for Mrs. Obama's upcoming festivities, but last year's anniversary tour was three days long, with jumbo events in four states.

"Mrs. Obama will celebrate the anniversary by showcasing progress and announcing new ways the country is coming together around the health of our children," the First Lady's Communications Director Kristina Schake told Obama Foodorama.

The First Lady will also make an appearance on the Rachael Ray Show on Wednesday, Feb. 20.

Mrs. Obama visited Iowa, Arkansas, Texas, and Florida during last year's anniversary tour, and attended multiple events with thousands of supporters It was one of her longest solo trips as First Lady.

CLICK HERE for the White House list of accomplishments for the third anniversary of Let's Move!.

CLICK HERE for all posts about the First Lady's second anniversary tour.

The 2012 Let's Move! Obama-Fallon Fitness challenge: 

As he battled for re-election, President Obama taped a segment for Late Night in April of  2012, at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, which Fallon dubbed "the holy crap edition" thanks to the President's appearance.

*Photo by Chuck Kennedy/White House