With "Crossfire" returning to CNN on Monday, we’re taking a closer look into the hosts' lives with a series of Web videos.
Stephanie Cutter, who joined the 2008 Obama campaign as Michelle Obama’s chief of staff, reveals the process behind developing the first lady’s “Let’s Move!” health initiative, which is dedicated to ending childhood obesity.
Cutter says the first lady first began floating the idea during the 2008 campaign, and it evolved from Michelle Obama’s experiences as a working parent. “She tells the story of working a full-time job and figuring out what she could give her children for dinner, and it was just easier to drive through the drive-thru,” explains Cutter.
“The first lady asked me to create something. We didn’t know it was going to become the “Let’s Move!” campaign, but we put it together and gave it a great name, if I say so myself,” says Cutter. “It eventually transitioned into working on childhood obesity and the types of things we can do to give parents information so that they can make the choices that are right for them.”
“Crossfire” returns to CNN Monday, September 9, at 6:30 p.m. ET.
Author, documentary filmmaker, historian, Speaker of the House (1995-1999), and 2012 Republican presidential candidate
Fmr. Obama Deputy Campaign Mgr. and W.H. Sr. Adviser, founder of Precision Strategies, fmr. Sr. Adviser to Maj. Leader Reid and Sen. Kennedy
Conservative columnist for New York Daily News, contributing editor at Townhall Magazine, commentator and author
Former Special Adviser for Green Jobs under President Obama, co-founder of Rebuild the Dream, author and attorney