First Lady Michelle Obama Presents The 'Top Ten Fun Facts About Gardening' on CBS's 'Late Show with David Letterman'

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June 5th, 2012

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First Lady Michelle Obama presents the “Top Ten Fun Facts About Gardening” on the LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN, Tuesday, June 5.  Mrs. Obama taped tonight’s Top Ten List from the Map Room at the White House.


Among the items she presents include number 7:  “In his lifetime, the average American will eat half a radish”; number 6:  “The largest zucchini ever grown contained a Starbucks”; and number 5:  “Later this year, the Supreme Court will finally rule on ‘tomato’ vs. ‘tomahto.’”  Mrs. Obama’s entire Top Ten List can be seen on the LATE SHOW tonight (11:35 PM-12:37 AM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.


This is the First Lady’s second appearance on the LATE SHOW.  She last appeared on the program March 19, 2012.  Mrs. Obama’s Top Ten List focuses on gardening, tied to her new book, American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America, which was released in late May.  All author proceeds will benefit the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks.


Also featured on the LATE SHOW tonight are actor Neil Patrick Harris, star of the hit CBS comedy series “How I Met Your Mother” and host of “The 66th Annual Tony® Awards,” actress Noomi Rapace and musical guest Alan Jackson.


            The LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN is a production of Worldwide Pants Incorporated.  Barbara Gaines, Matt Roberts, Jude Brennan, Maria Pope, Eric Stangel, Justin Stangel and Rob Burnett are the executive producers.


RATING: TV-PG (Rating may change on day of broadcast due to specific subject matter.)


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  • Ralph Hahn

    It’s just Dave sucking up to Obama (Barack NOT Michelle) and other Democrats. “The Late Show” is just another tool of the Obama Administration.

    Wanna see Dave get hot? Watch a recent show with Bill O’Reilly and any other conservatives. As soon as they say something about anything that makes sense, Dave goes ballistic.

    This whole Hollywood-NY showbiz liberal community idolatry of Obama just makes me sick.

  • Chris

    Keep it classy and reasonable there, Ralph.

  • nikkiwhat

    Closedminded,much, Ralph?

  • TeeVeeViewer

    Enjoy being a celebrity while you can, Michelle. You, Barry, and Bo are about to get a one-way ticket back to Chicago this November.

    As for Letterman, he’s just another bitter, liberal, hack who loves sucking up to his liberal friends. He hasn’t been funny in decades and should’ve been cancelled ages ago.

  • Chris

    Wow, there are a lot of angry wingnuts at tvbtn. Come November, they’ll be REALLY angry. :D

  • Walter Bishop

    The First Klingon should do her Top 10 Favorite Dishes from her homeworld.

    After last night hopefully she will be doing her gardening back in Chicago or on Kronos.

  • Walter Bishop

    Im guessing she wont be on Oprah after she told Valerie Jarret her BFF and her staff after Oprah volunteered to work on her health initiative : ” “Oprah, with her yo-yo dieting and huge girth, is a terrible role model. Kids will look at Oprah, who’s rich and famous and huge, and figure it’s OK to be fat.””

  • Brad

    I thought it was a very cute and funny Top Ten list, but I do agree with Ralph that Letterman is definitely favoring the Democrats and Pres. Obama this year. It makes me upset that I won’t get to see an honest, good interview between Romney and Letterman without blood being shed.

  • BillM

    Seriously, what is wrong with people in the 21st century? Does EVERYTHING, even a benign top-ten list, have to be politically divisive? Fyi, during their husbands’ administrations, Letterman hosted Laura Bush, Barbara Bush, and Nancy Reagan, in polite, pleasant exchanges. But Michelle Obama does a short bit and fools come crawling out to post these over-the-top comments accusing Dave of being a left-wing toadie. Because of what? Hosting a first lady? She IS the first lady, you know.

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