May 16th, 2009
08:38 AM ET

Video: Michelle Obama brings hope

Creative students at University of California, Merced lobbied the White House and pushed hard to get Michelle Obama to speak at their graduation.

Filed under: Education • Erica Hill • Michelle Obama
soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Lampe

    Congratulations to th students. But, reall why so much hype for Michelle Obama, what has she actually done that makes her so special?

    May 18, 2009 at 11:37 am |
  2. Michelle D . Fonthill. Ont

    Erica ,thanks for your wonderful story on Mrs Obama .The students who rallied to get her to speak at thier graduation she can realte to people on a human level that we have not seen in recent years of administrations and she is so down to earth .

    Please keep up your comapsssionate stories

    Michelle D.

    May 18, 2009 at 10:14 am |
  3. Alexander

    Very nice piece Erica. Always like your stories : )

    May 18, 2009 at 9:48 am |
  4. Frederick

    I could be imaging things but there appears to be
    real chemistry between Erica and Anderson. Both
    their eyes twinkle when they talk to each other.
    Could the dynamics and excitement of news broadcasting
    spill over into their personal lives? Of course that would
    be unprofessional, but their chemistry works so well and is
    so highly charged, we wouldn't want them to take it off the set
    and into the sunset or would we?

    May 17, 2009 at 8:49 pm |
  5. Annie Kate

    Good for them! I hope they have had a wonderful graduation and that Mrs. Obama will continue to speak at other commencements. I admire their creativity and ingenuity in getting their invitation across. Good luck to them in the future!

    May 17, 2009 at 4:02 pm |
  6. rory b, bellows

    uh....ah....uh....ah... yeah she speaks so eloquently. If you buy any of the crap she or her husband speaks...your a kool-aid drinking fool. It's all a big show and distraction to keep your eye's off the prize...tyranny. When it all comes crashing down I will weep for the ones that bought into this line of bull. Question everything before you buy it hook, line and sinker sheeple. ALL the people in his administration are crooks and demons...look deeper and seek out the roots of these people you trust to control your money and liberties....don't be a damn fool

    May 16, 2009 at 6:20 pm |
  7. Loretta Koon

    Congratulations to the students at the University of California, their families and the community as a whole! The city of Merced led by the students made a wonderful choice in Mrs. Obama. She is an outstanding role model, she will bring hope and vision to the graduates. We all wish the students a bright future! Good going!

    May 16, 2009 at 2:30 pm |
  8. Mssylady

    What a wonderful tribute to Mrs. Obama and an exceptional effort on the part of the students to get the First Lady to become their commencement speaker. I commend them for their determination and efforts.

    May 16, 2009 at 12:22 pm |
  9. Rachel /Texas (Calif)

    I was so very moved by this video, and the students for having the "Audacity of Hope", thank you first lady for acting so quickly to say YES, and for letting them know "The sky is truly the limit", your grace and intelligence is an inspiration...God Bless

    May 16, 2009 at 11:49 am |
  10. Terry, TX

    Aaaaagh. Michelle Obama and hope.....aaaagh!

    May 16, 2009 at 10:35 am |