"The Real" Co-Hosts in Washington D.C.

'The Real' Co-Hosts Interviews the First Lady Regarding the “Better Make Room” Campaign and Her “Reach Higher” Initiative
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The Real Co-Hosts Interview First Lady Michelle Obama

The five co-hosts of The Real — Adrienne Bailon, Tamar Braxton, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Tamera Mowry-Housley — traveled to Washington, D.C. to interview the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, about the “Better Make Room” movement. “Better Make Room” is a public awareness campaign designed to celebrate education and inspire students to “make room” for college or other post-high school educational and training programs. “Better Make Room” supports the First Lady’s “Reach Higher” initiative, which is an effort to inspire every student in America to take charge of their future by continuing their education beyond high school.

“We were honored and excited to bring our show to Washington, D.C., to interview First Lady Michelle Obama,” said The Real Executive Producer Rachel Miskowiec. “The ‘Better Make Room’ campaign empowers students to pursue a 'better' tomorrow by taking charge of their future, which is exactly the kind of thing our hosts and viewers are passionate about.”

Through “Better Make Room,” Generation Z students (aged 14–19) can obtain information on signing up for the SAT and ACT, applying to college, pursuing financial aid and more. They can also connect with other students to share stories about their goals, their progress and what inspires them. “Better Make Room” and “Reach Higher” are both dedicated to helping the U.S. meet President Obama’s goal of America once again having the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by 2020.

In addition to interviewing the First Lady, The Real co-hosts moderated a special Q&A with parents, students and Secretary of Education John King. Following the panel, The Real also sat down with Secretary King for a conversation. Visit: www.youtube.com/therealdaytime to watch the exclusive video clip.

The First Lady encourages students to investigate FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as a simple and free way to partially finance higher education. For more information, visit: https://fafsa.ed.gov/. Anyone planning for college should also learn more about why having a 529 Plan is another great way to save for college. 

The discussion with First Lady Michelle Obama was conducted in the East Room of the White House on Wednesday, January 20. The episode aired on The Real on Tuesday, January 26, 2016. Click here to watch scenes from the FLOTUS interview.

Photo caption: ‘The Real’ Co-Hosts (left to right) Adrienne Bailon, Tamar Braxton, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Tamera Mowry-Housley. Photo courtesy of 'The Real.'

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