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Obama Family / Africa Trip #1000606

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jun 20, 2011
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Johannesburg: Kristen Welker) First Lady Michelle Obama’s trip to Africa with her mother and daughters reviewed; scenes shown of them landing in Pretoria, South Africa; map shown. [Historian Carl Sferrazza ANTHONY†- says this trip will allow her to shine on her own.] [In Ghana in 2009, President OBAMA – says development depends on good governance.] [Brookings Institution Melvin AYOGU†- says it will be a signal that the US administration is focused on Africa’s growth and development.] [Center for Strategic and International Studies Jennifer COOKE†- comments on the plan for them to tour Robbeneiland†, the jail where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, and Michelle’s talk on HIV/AIDS.] The fascination with the travels of First Ladies noted; footage shown.

Williams, Brian;
Welker, Kristen

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