Mitchell Reports | February 25, 2013
>> that's ben affleck picking up his best picture oscar for "argo." after michelle obama was the surprise presenter. the movie, of course, is about that daring cia operation to rescue six americans during the iran hostage crisis and they won three oscars last night. before the ceremony secretary of state john kerry tweeted him his well wishes and good luck and it's nice seeing our foreign service on the big screen . they knew each other from massachusetts as well as other places. after winning, affleck rushed the favor in a tribute to the state department back stage.
>> i think gained further appreciation for that as we shot the movie, visited the state department . i know secretary clinton a little bit and secretary kerry a little bit better, and so we were able to shoot in -- i'm not sure that that's why, but from my sort of distant acquaintanceship with both of those secretaries i've really picked up an appreciation for what the state department does, what our foreign service does, what they sacrifice.