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Michelle's Roots #949864

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 08, 2009
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(Studio: Maggie Rodriguez) Report introduced.

(Washington: Michelle Miller) The tracing of the ancestral roots of First Lady Michelle Obama presented; details given from the genealogical records of the family tree back five generations to Melvinia Shields, a slave. ["New York Times" reporter Jodi KANTOR†- says she {Melvinia} was willed as property; states people want to reclaim their roots.] The background of Dolphus Shields, from whom Michelle is a descendant, noted. [White House press secretary Robert GIBBS†- comments.] [Foster daughter of Shields Bobbi HOLT - reacts.]

Rodriguez, Maggie;
Miller, Michelle

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