Huffpost Politics

Michelle Obama David Letterman Top 10 List: Tuesday's 'Late Show' Headed By First Lady

Posted: Updated:
US First Lady Michelle Obama tries some food as she speaks with students in an educational kitchen during a NATO leaders' spouses event at the Gary Comer Youth Center in Chicago on May 20, 2012. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)
US First Lady Michelle Obama tries some food as she speaks with students in an educational kitchen during a NATO leaders' spouses event at the Gary Comer Youth Center in Chicago on May 20, 2012. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)

WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama took a turn on David Letterman's "Late Show" on Tuesday to give us a few Top 10 "fun facts" about gardening.

A sampling, according to a CBS preview of the program:

"No. 7: In his lifetime, the average American will eat half a radish," she said, speaking from the White House Map Room.

"No. 6: The largest zucchini ever grown contained a Starbucks."

"No. 5: Later this year the Supreme Court will finally rule on `tomato' vs. `tomahto.'"

The network said Mrs. Obama's list was related to her new book, "American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America."

The first lady last appeared on the Letterman show in March. She has been making the rounds of other talk shows in recent weeks to promote her book.

Mrs. Obama's turn in the spotlight comes as President Barack Obama's campaign seeks to use his wife's popularity to help him get re-elected.

Around the Web

Michelle Obama heads back to Letterman show for a White House garden-pegged ...

Michelle Obama to do Letterman's Top 10 list

Michelle Obama on her garden, her future and the campaign

TV Talk Shows: Michelle Obama; Jim Parsons; Carrie Fisher