Michelle Obama thrilled to visit Sesame Street

May 6th, 2009 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI  

Barack Obama Washington, May 6 (ANI): US First Lady Michelle Obama’s was thrilled to visit “Sesame Street” on her first visit to New York since Barack Obama took over as US President.

After a visit to the US Mission to the United Nations, she set aside time for a special stop today at the “Sesame Street”.

“And I was thrilled,” Michelle told employees of the US mission to the United Nations. “I never thought I’d be on Sesame Street with Elmo and Big Bird. … I’m still thrilled. I’m on a high.”

She told the employees that she was on the public-broadcasting show to discuss nutrition and healthy eating. (She did not say when her episode of the show would be broadcast.)

Michelle said with a smile that her meeting with the two Muppet legends was “probably the best thing I’ve done so far in the White House,” The Washington Post reported.

Her agenda at the UN mission, meanwhile, was simply to say thank you to federal employees.

Since becoming first lady, Michelle has visited many federal agencies in Washington — including the Departments of Education, Housing and Urban Development, Interior and Homeland Security — to express gratitude to bureaucrats who often work tirelessly out of the spotlight.

“Many people don’t hear that. Many people don’t feel that the years that they’ve put in sometimes are not appreciated. And my visits are a simple way of saying yes, in fact, we see you, we know who you are, we value what you do,” she said. (ANI)

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