First lady takes on larger role in policy
headed back to Jay Leno’s show next week.
NBC tells The Associated Press that the former president will discuss his post-White House life with Mr. Leno on the “Tonight Show” on Nov. 19.
Since leaving the White House in 2009, Mr. Bush intentionally has avoided the Washington political scrum and rarely gives lengthy interviews.
He told ABC earlier this year he wants to “stay out of the limelight.”
It will be the fourth time that Mr. Bush has been a guest on Mr. Leno’s couch. His first appearance was in March 2000.
Edging into a broader policy role, first lady Michelle Obama is joining President Obama’s efforts to get the United States on track to have the highest percentage of college graduates by 2020.
Mrs. Obama spoke to students Tuesday at Bell Multicultural High School in the District’s Columbia Heights. Officials say the event is part of what will be a broader focus for the first lady on getting students — especially those in underserved communities — on track to attend college.
The first lady told students that meeting the 2020 goal is important, but their personal success is just as significant.
“No matter what the president does, no matter what your teachers and principals do, or whatever is going on in your home or neighborhood, the person with the biggest impact on your education is you,” Mrs. Obama said.