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Intelligent Talk Television

Michelle Obama: Commencement at University of Northern Iowa (#221)

First Lady Michelle Obama gave the commencement address at the University of Northern Iowa on Saturday, May 7, 2011 in the UNI-Dome. Her audience included nearly 2-thousand new graduates, their families and UNI faculty and staff members. Mrs. Obama, who grew up in Chicago, studied sociology and African-American studies at Princeton University followed by a degree from Harvard Law School. Her career has included work for AmeriCorps, Chicago City Hall, a Law firm, and the University of Chicago. Since becoming First Lady, she has been leading efforts to reduce childhood obesity and to encourage volunteerism and community service. [27 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Grade Levels
9-12, Prof Dev
Curricular Areas
Social Studies
Series Length
102 episodes
Average Episode Length
51 minutes
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Recording/duplication allowed in perpetuity. If you miss the broadcast, contact your AEA for copies.
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Series Description: Intelligent Talk Television showcases recent lectures given by guest speakers at colleges, universities, and libraries across Iowa. The collaborative effort between IPTV and participating institutions provides top-notch programs featuring experts on topics ranging from politics to science to economics for broadcast on IPTV’ s digital channels and streaming on the ITTV website.

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