Michelle Obama underlines her commitment to African youth & education in MTV Base Meets. . .

First Lady, Michelle Obama
First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama is to underline her commitment to and support for youth on the African continent by participating in the groundbreaking African TV series and multimedia campaign, MTV Base Meets… MTV Base Meets Michelle Obama will be taped on 29 June during the President and First Lady’s visit to South Africa. Mrs Obama will deliver remarks and participate in a discussion with youth at an event being organized in conjunction with African youth and music channel MTV Base, and Google+. The First Lady will be joined at the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre by teenagers from across South Africa, as well as students joining virtually in cities around the U.S. via Google+ Hangouts in: Los Angeles, California; Kansas City, Missouri; New York City, New York; and Houston, Texas. This event will be streamed live on WhiteHouse.gov, the White House Google+ page and www.mtvbase.com. MTV Base Meets Michelle Obama will premiere to 52 countries across sub-Saharan African on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) on Friday 19 July @ 17.00 (repeats Saturday 20 July @ 13.30 CAT, Sunday 21 July @ 10.00 CAT, Monday 22 July @ 20.30 CAT & Friday 26 July @ 20.00 CAT). Celebrity participants who will feature in the programme include multiple Grammy winner John Legend. In addition to the live Hangout, MTV Base Meets Michelle Obama will include the First Lady’s meeting with a panel of four African youth, in which she will candidly address their questions and exchange views on education. MTV Base will engage its social media communities in Africa in the project by canvassing questions and discussion topics for Mrs Obama, as well as embedding the Google+ Hangout on the MTV Base website and Facebook pages.To join the conversation about MTV Base Meets Michelle Obama, please go to www.mtvbase.com, join MTV Base on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MTVBaseVerified or follow us on Twitter @MTVBaseAfrica using the hashtag #MTVMeetsMichelle.