Michelle Obama announcing the Best Picture Oscar for “Argo” from the White House Sunday night. (Pete Souza/White House via AFP/Getty Images)


“They were more excited than I could have ever imagined. . . we always love the chance to highlight them.”

Michelle Obama on the military aides who stood behind her during her much-debated cameo on the Oscars, where she announced Best Picture beamed in from the White House Sunday. The first lady spoke on B. Smith’s SiriusXM radio show Tuesday.

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