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The “Over-the-Top Feel” for the of Michelle Obama

The big three anchors are wrapping up their anchoring from across the pond. Katie Couric will anchor Evening News from New York tonight, while Diane Sawyer will sub for Charlie Gibson and Ann Curry will be in for Brian Williams. (Couric/Sawyer/Curry – The Three Amigas)

Meanwhile, WaPo’s Howard Kurtz writes about the media’s fascination with first lady Michelle Obama‘s first turn on the international stage: “The Michelle gush-a-thon is growing louder by the day. To be sure, she is a fascinating first lady with a 76 percent approval rating in this week’s Washington Post-ABC News poll… But this first lady has generated endless media chatter about everything from her sleeveless dresses to her vegetable garden…” Kurtz continues:

NBC’s Dawna Friesen noted “her Ivy League education and relaxed, easy charm…

Couric reported that “all of Britain seems to be embracing America’s new first lady,” before tossing to a CBS piece on the Brits being gobsmacked that Obama doesn’t carry a handbag.

…CNN asked its hyperactive London correspondent, Richard Quest, for his reaction: “Michelle Obama is an absolutely extraordinary woman in an extraordinarily ordinary way… She’s taken the city by storm.”

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