The first lady has been everywhere lately, including appearances with Big Bird, Jimmy Fallon, and a little golden guy named Oscar. Her approval rating seems to be holding up, but there's a risk of overexposure.Full story
Meet the “scarequester”; Obama has a date with Tiger Woods; The First Lady has a date with Big Bird; Conservatives hash out “golf-gate”, while Scott Brown deals with butt-tweet-gate; Herman Cain returns to Fox News; and the WWE takes on the Tea party – oh, yeah – in today’s “Top Lines” of the week.
After threats of firing by Mitt Romney, Rev. Al Sharpton is happy to report that Big Bird has kept his job and is now helping the First Lady promote her “Let’s Move” campaign for healthy eating and staying active.
Neil Cavuto goes up against Godzilla; Hannity discusses the finer points of urination and vomiting; the First Lady meets big Bird; John McCain understands jerks; and Rush Limbaugh admits he’s ashamed of his country in today’s “Top Lines.”
Just a few months ago, you may not have thought twice about Big Bird, binders, or bayonets, but they’ve all become familiar terms due to the 2012 campaign. TODAY’s Willie Geist reveals the top five memes of this election season.
Artists teamed up with NBC News to sketch the presidential debate, illustrating the discussion on tax breaks, Big Bird and jobs. TODAY’s Natalie Morales takes a look.
Louisiana State University's Bob Mann analyzes the most-viewed ads – which included Big Bird and a laughing Joe Biden – from the past week. Mann also talks about newly released ads from both the Obama, Romney campaigns which are focusing on the economy.
A woman in a big bird costume cheers as US President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign event October 24, 2012 at City Park in Denver, Colorado. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGANMANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images
A person dressed as Big Bird holds a sign outside Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's headquarters, Oct. 8, in Derry, N.H., where House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio was about to speak to supporters.
Big Bird of Sesame Street
Sesame Street's Big Bird and the rest of PBS programming was threatened to have its federal funding cut by presidential nominee Mitt Romney during the first presidential debate on Oct. 3, 2012.