First Lady Michelle Obama visits Los Angeles
Michelle Obama will be in Los Angeles on Monday to boost support for military families and to raise money for her husband's reelection campaign.
In the morning, the first lady will attend a discussion moderated by writer-producer J.J. Abrams about how Hollywood can tell stories of today's military families through film and television, according to the White House.
The Beverly Hills event is being hosted by several entertainment industry guilds, including the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.
Later, Obama will film a guest appearance on "iCarly," a Nickelodeon television show whose lead character is the daughter of a military officer serving overseas. It's part of her effort to bring attention to the families of American servicemen and women.
The first lady also will attend two fundraisers in Los Angeles, before flying to the Bay Area for more fundraising events.
Her trip to California is one of her first solo fundraising trips since President Obama launched his reelection campaign in April.
-- Kate Linthicum
Photo: First Lady Michelle Obama in Washington. Credit: Luis M. Alvarez / Associated Press