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President Obama official schedule and guidance, March 24, 2009. Second press conference tonight

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Office of the Press Secretary



March 23, 2009



In the morning, President Obama will be joined by Congressional leaders and middle school students from the Washington, DC area in the Roosevelt Room to congratulate the astronauts on the International Space Station and the Space Shuttle Discovery on their successful ongoing mission. There will be a pool spray during the call.

Later in the morning, the President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting will be closed press.

The President will then hold a one-on-one meeting with Australian Prime Minister Rudd in the Oval Office. The President and the Prime Minister will discuss major issues such as the international financial crisis, climate change, Afghanistan/Pakistan policy, nuclear nonproliferation, and arms control. There will be a pool spray at the bottom of the meeting.

In the early afternoon, the President will receive the Economic Daily Briefing and have lunch with the Vice President in the Oval Office. These meetings are closed press.

In the evening, the President will hold a news conference in the East Room. This event is for credentialed press only; the deadline to apply for credentials has already passed.

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TV Corr & Crew: CNN

Print: Salon

Radio: FOX

Magazine Photo: TIME


9:00AM Pool Call Time

9:40AM THE PRESIDENT makes call to NASA astronauts

Oval Office

Pool Spray (Gather Time 9:20AM in the Briefing Room)

10:15AM THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office

Closed Press

11:00AM THE PRESIDENT holds meeting with Australian Prime Minister Rudd

Oval Office

Pool Spray at the Bottom (Gather Time 12:15PM in the Briefing Room)

12:45PM THE PRESIDENT receives the Economic Daily Briefing

Oval Office

Closed Press

3:00PM THE PRESIDENT meets with senior advisors

Oval Office

Closed Press

8:01:30PM THE PRESIDENT holds news conference

East Room

Credentialed Press (Pre-Set 5:15PM - Final Gather 6:30PM - North Doors of the Palm Room)


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Yours was the sixth on line source for information about tonight's presidential press conference that I visited and the only one, so far, that gave the time. Thanks for publishing the DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE.

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