WASHINGTON -- First Lady Michelle Obama sat down for an interview with Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert to mark the one-year anniversary of her "Joining Forces" project to help veterans find employment after they return from war.
In an appearance Wednesday on "The Colbert Report," Obama said the project began as a campaign promise to veterans, and that the work is not done. Unemployment among the armed forces has been decreasing, but is still a problem for many.
"I said on the campaign trail that if I had the opportunity to serve in this role, that I would try to be their voice and tell their stories," Obama said of veterans and their families.
The first lady’s appearance on the comedy news show included a skit with Colbert and a Marine veteran, Sgt. Bryan Escobedo, in which Colbert trained the Marine in the skills of punditry.