Michelle Obama's 'Gigante' Saturday
August 22nd, 2013
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Michelle Obama's 'Gigante' Saturday

(CNN) – Michelle Obama will be bringing her campaign against childhood obesity to a Hispanic audience Saturday, appearing on Univision's "Sábado Gigante."

According to the Miami Herald, the first lady will appear on a popular children's segment of the three-hour program called "Conversando con los Niños" (speaking with kids).

Obama will first greet viewers in Spanish, according to the Herald, using her appearance to continue advocating for her Let's Move campaign. Fighting childhood obesity through activity and nutrition has become the first lady's primary focus while in the White House.

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According to the Department of Health and Human Services, Hispanic children are far more likely than their peers to be overweight.

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Broadcast from Miami starting at 8 p.m., "Sábado Gigante" has been on air for more than 50 years and bills itself as the longest running weekly variety program anywhere, with games, audience interaction and comedy skits.

The program is not Obama's only outreach to the Latino community in recent weeks. In July, she spoke about healthy eating at the National Council of La Raza's annual conference.

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soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Data Driven

    See why Democrats win Latino votes, conservatives? Democrats tend to talk to this constituency as if they are, you know, a constituency, rather than as enemies of the state to be ejected from the country. Real issues affecting real people. The GOP should try talking about those issues sometimes. But I guess they're too busy searching for a reason to impeach Michelle's husband.

    August 22, 2013 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  2. Al-NY,NY

    ....as opposed to the Stepford Wife Laura Bush whose main project was walking around the WH in a dress, a string of pearls, sensible shoes, and an apron. She eagerly awaits her husband to come home so she can meet him at the door with a drink, his shoes, and pipe. "May I get you more tea dear? Maybe I'll rub your feet for you. It's no problem. It's my duty as a good obedient wife"

    August 22, 2013 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  3. Rick McDaniel

    She is simply pandering to the illegals, to try and get immigration passed, to get more Dem VOTERS!

    August 22, 2013 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  4. Rudy NYC

    How come Marco Rubio didn't think of doing this first? It's occurring right under his nose, in his own backyard. Is it because Rubio isn't really a part of the Hispanic social life and culture of south Florida? Doesn't he connect with it, to at least some degree?

    If he did, then this idea should have been the first thing to pop into his head. Sabado Gigante is the BIG time. I would draw a comparison to playing at Lincoln Hall in NYC. Mrs. Obama beating Rubio to the punch on this one is a major ball drop by Rubio.

    August 22, 2013 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  5. Rudy NYC

    Rick McDaniel

    She is simply pandering to the illegals, to try and get immigration passed, to get more Dem VOTERS!
    Say what you want, but Rubio should have beat her to the punch....assuming, of course, that you have even a slight interest in attracting Hispanic voters. Marco let the ball drop, big time. It's in his own backyard.

    August 22, 2013 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  6. S.B. Stein

    It is a form of out reach; if cynical, then it could be seen as a way to reach this group for her own run for office. I don't think that really is the case.

    August 22, 2013 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  7. don in albuquerque

    Just can't stand it can you Ricardo?

    August 22, 2013 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  8. Lynda/Minnesota

    Great post, Data. I'd suggest that the GOP follow up on your example, but my suggestion will in all likelihood fall on its face before I hit post.

    August 22, 2013 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  9. ST

    @ Rudy NYC
    Don't waste your time educating people like Rick McDaniel and his fellow republicans. They are deaf and can't see. What changes have they made since they lost election? None. Do you think even if you can talk to them 24 hours until the election day 2016 they will learn something? I do not think so. We say in maths: Leave Pei as Pei and don't integrate it.

    August 22, 2013 11:02 am at 11:02 am |