THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 26, 2009
DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR
FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2009
In the morning, the President will deliver remarks announcing a comprehensive, new strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan in Room 450 of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. The audience will be comprised of members of the development, policy and diplomatic community, and civil ian and military personnel who will be serving in Afghanistan and Pakistan in coming months. Also attending will be ambassadors and other representatives of countries from the region. The remarks will be pooled press.
Following the President's remarks about Afghanistan, there will be an off-camera, on the record briefing about the President's interagency policy review on Pakistan and Afghanistan by chair Bruce Riedel, and co-chairs Ambassador Richard Holbrooke and Michelle Flournoy. The briefing will begin at 11:00AM in Room 450 in the EEOB.
The President will deliver remarks at Attorney General Eric Holder's installation at George Washington University. This event is pooled press.
After returning to the White House, the President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing. This meeting is closed press.
In the afternoon, President Obama will meet with the CEOs of several of the largest banks in the country to reiterate his belief that getting the economy back on track will require an understanding that each of us must look beyond our own short-term interests to the wider set of obligations we have to each other in order for America to succeed. This meeting is closed press.
In the evening, the President will travel to Camp David. The departure on the South Lawn is open press.
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Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: ABC
Radio: Talk Radio
Magazine Photo: Newsweek
8:00AM Pool Call Time
9:25AM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks about our new, comprehensive strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan
EEOB Room 450
Pooled Press (Pre-Set 8:25AM - Final Gather 9:00AM - Stakeout Location)
10:25AM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at Attorney General Holder's installation
George Washington University Auditorium
Pooled Press (Gather Time 9:45AM - North Doors of the Palm Room)
11:15AM THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
12:00PM THE PRESIDENT meets with group of leaders from financial institutions across the country
State Dining Room
6:00PM THE PRESIDENT departs The White House en route Camp David
Open Press (Pre-Set 5:30PM - Final Gather 5:45PM - North Doors of the Palm Room)
11:00AM Off-Camera, On the Record Briefing by Chair Bruce Riedel and co-chairs Ambassador Richard Holbrooke and Michelle Flournoy
1:00PM Briefing by Press Secretary Robert Gibbs