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President Obama official schedule and guidance, Feb. 9, 2009. Press conference tonight

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THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 8, 2009

DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2009


NOTE: Please view attachment for the traveling press schedule

President Barack Obama will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing, the Economic Daily Briefing and attend a senior staff meeting tomorrow morning in the Oval Office. All three meetings are closed to the press.

In the morning, the President will travel on Marine One to Andrews Air Force Base. The President's departure from the South Lawn will be open press. President Obama will then depart Andrews Air Force Base en route South Bend, IN. President Obama will deliver remarks to residents of Elkhart, Indiana, describing his commitment to put aside politics as usual and implement a plan to create jobs, jumpstart growth and transform our economy for the 21st century. Across the country, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan will help businesses create jobs and families afford their bills, while laying a foundation for future economic growth in key areas like health care, clean energy, education and a 21st century infrastructure. This plan is especially crucial in Elkhart, where the unemployment rate has jumped from 4.7 percent to 15.3 percent since last year. The President will return to Andrews Air Force Base on Air Force One then travel to the White House on Marine One. The Presidents arrival aboard Marine One on the South Lawn will be open press.

At 8:00pm tomorrow night, President Obama will hold a news conference in the East Room. This event is open press, credentialing for this event has closed and riser space has been allocated. Members of the media receiving credentials for a seat should check-in upon arrival in the Lower Press office to receive their seat assignment.


Intown Travel Pool
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: NBC
Print: The Hill
Radio: Salem Radio Network
Magazine Photo: Newsweek
Independent Pool: AP international

Out of town Travel Pool
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: NBC
Print: New York Times
Radio: NPR (ABC for Return Flight)
Magazine Photo: Newsweek
Magazine Print: TIME

EDT

9:00 AM In-Town Travel Pool Call Time
North Doors of the Palm Room

9:30 AM THE PRESIDENT departs The White House en route Andrews Air Force Base
OPEN PRESS (Pre-Set 9:00am: Final Call 9:15am - Gather at the North Doors of the Palm Room)
SOUTH LAWN

9:45AM THE PRESIDENT departs from Andrews Air Force Base en route South Bend, IN
OUT OF TOWN TRAVEL POOL
AIR FORCE ONE

11:15AM THE PRESIDENT arrives in South Bend, Indiana
OPEN PRESS

12:05PM THE PRESIDENT holds a Town Hall in Elkhart, Indiana
OPEN PRESS
CONCORD COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL

2:30PM THE PRESIDENT departs South Bend, IN en route Andrews Air Force Base
OUT OF TOWN TRAVEL POOL
AIR FORCE ONE

4:30PM THE PRESIDENT arrives on the South Lawn
OPEN PRESS (PRE-SET 4:00PM - FINAL CALL 4:15)
SOUTH LAWN

8:00PM THE PRESIDENT holds News Conference
OPEN PRESS
EAST ROOM (PRE-SET 6:00PM - FINAL CALL 7:20PM)

2 Comments

President Obama did a fantastic job today speaking in Elkhart. His message was deeply felt by those so highly affected by the current economic slump and unemployment situation in Elkhart, IN. I feel fortunate that President Obama took the time to come talk to a city hurting so bad.

Any chance you can post tomorrows for the Ft. Myers trip? I live in Tampa and I bet I will be able to see AF1 from the ground.

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