First Lady Michelle Obama is interviewed about the Joining Forces initiative during the Late Show with David Letterman taping at the Ed Sullivan Theater, New York, N.Y., March 19, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Obama says she isn’t tuning in to this week’s Republican National Convention. But that’s just her.

Appearing on CBS’ “Late Show” on Wednesday, the first lady encouraged every American to follow coverage of both political conventions. It’s a good way to help each citizen decide which presidential candidate to vote for in November, she told host David Letterman.

But Mrs. Obama noted that her decision is already made. So is her decision about this week’s convention. As the wife of the guy the Republicans are running against, “I tend not to watch it,” she said.

Mrs. Obama’s appearance on “Late Show” was part of her back-to-school media tour, where she is discussing ways for parents to help prepare their children to return to the classroom.


Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.