THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 15, 2009
DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2009
In the morning, the President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing, the Economic Daily Briefing, and meet with senior advisors in the Oval Office. These meetings are closed press.
Later, the President will hold a one-on-one meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. This meetings is closed press. They will then hold an expanded meeting in the Oval Office. There will be a pool spray at the bottom of the meeting.
In the afternoon, the President and the First Lady will host an event on the South Lawn with the White House Office on Olympic, Paralympic and Youth Sport, Chicago2016 and United States Olympic Committee (USOC) to promote Chicago's bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics and highlight the Obama administration's commitment to service, healthy living and youth sport. The President and First Lady will be joined by Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, representatives from Chicago2016, the USOC, United States Olympians and Paralympians, along with school children from local DC area schools to discuss the ideals of the Olympic movement and the Obama administration's commitment to service and expanding access to healthy, constructive activities like sports for our nation's children. After the President and First Lady's remarks at the White House, Chicago2016 representatives and the Olympic and Paralympic athletes will conduct sports demonstrations on the South Lawn. The event is open press.
Later, the President will meet separately with General Colin Powell and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates in the Oval Office. These meetings are closed press.
In the evening, the President will deliver remarks at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's 32nd Annual Awards Gala at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The First Lady will also attend. Credentialing for this event was handled by CHCI; the deadline to request credentials has passed. There will be travel pool coverage of the President's remarks.
In-Town Travel Pool
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: FOX
Travel Photo: TIME
9:00AM Pool Call Time
9:30AM THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
9:50AM THE PRESIDENT receives the Economic Daily Briefing
10:10AM THE PRESIDENT meets with senior advisors
10:45AM THE PRESIDENT holds one-on-one meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper
11:00AM THE PRESIDENT holds expanded meeting with Prime Minister Harper
Pool spray at the bottom (Gather Time 11:30AM - Briefing Room)
1:00PM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY host event on Olympics, Paralympics and Youth Sport
Open Press (Pre-set 12:00PM - Final Gather 12:30PM - North Doors of the Palm Room)
Rain site: East Room - Open Press (Pre-set 12:00PM - Final Gather 12:30PM - North Doors of the Palm Room)
2:00PM THE PRESIDENT meets with General Colin Powell
4:30PM THE PRESIDENT meets with Secretary of Defense Robert Gates
8:10PM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at the CHCI's 32nd Annual Awards Gala
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Open to pre-credentialed media (Travel Pool Gather Time 7:10PM - North Doors of the Palm Room)
POOL NOTE: Event is black tie. Please wear dark suits.
2:00PM Briefing by Press Secretary Robert Gibbs