June 17 - The U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama and her two daughters arrive in Dublin and visit Trinity College. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: With the president locked in high-level meetings at a secluded hotel in Northern Ireland first lady Michelle Obama and her daughters visited Dublin. The first lady and daughters Malia and Sasha - casually dressed in jeans and jackets against the rainy Irish weather, in contrast to their mother's sharp suit - were given a tour of the vaulted, book-lined library at Trinity College. Having seen the Book of Kells, an ancient illuminated manuscript book created by Celtic monks in about 800 AD that is one of Ireland's top tourist draws, they examined specially prepared records of the family's Irish ancestors. These showed that John Kearney, who was provost of Ireland's most prestigious university in the 18th century, was an ancestor of the president. The first lady has enjoyed a steady positive approval rating over the past four years, even at times when her husband sank in the polls.