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UPDATED: Lieutenant General Douglas Lute, Special Assistant to the President for Afghanistan and Pakistan, will also attend today's meeting with the President on Afghanistan and Pakistan.

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

_______________________________________________________________________________________

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 6, 2009

DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2009

In the morning, the President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing, the Economic Daily Briefing, meet with senior advisors, and meet with Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack in the Oval Office. These meetings are closed press.

In the afternoon, the President will deliver remarks and award the National Medal of Science and the National Medal of Technology and Innovation to the 2008 recipients in the East Room. This event is open press. The ceremony will be webcast live at www.WhiteHouse.gov/live. The full list of the 2008 recipients is included at the end of the schedule.

Later, the President will meet with his national security team on Afghanistan and Pakistan in the Situation Room. This meeting is closed press. Expected attendees include:

Vice President Biden

Secretary of State Clinton

Secretary of Defense Gates

Ambassador Susan Rice, Permanent US Representative to the United Nations

Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan

Admiral Michael Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

General David Petraeus, U.S. Central Command

General Stanley McChrystal, U.S. Commander in Afghanistan (via videoconference)

Lieutenant General Douglas Lute, Special Assistant to the President for Afghanistan and Pakistan

Admiral Dennis Blair, Director of National Intelligence

CIA Director Leon Panetta

Karl Eikenberry, U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan (via videoconference)

Anne Patterson, U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan (via videoconference)

General James Jones, National Security Advisor

Tom Donilon, Deputy National Security Advisor

John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Counterterrorism and Homeland Security

In the evening, the President and the First Lady will host an event on the South Lawn for local middle school students to star gaze and conduct hands-on experiments with astronomers from across the country. The President will speak about the importance of science, engineering and math education and his support for astronomy's capacity to promote a greater awareness of our place in the universe, expand human knowledge and inspire the next generation of explorers. This event is pooled press. The event will be live-streamed at www.WhiteHouse.gov, and in addition, there will be a live video chat beforehand with Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, with questions taken via Facebook and Twitter. At 4:00PM EDT, reporters interested in touring the interactive science stations that students will see in the evening will be escorted to the South Lawn. Please meet outside the Palm Room to be escorted at 4:00PM.

In-Town Travel Pool

Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg

Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP

TV Corr & Crew: NBC

Print: Christian Science Monitor

Radio: AURN

Travel Photo: New York Times

EDT

9:00AM Pool Call Time

9:30AM THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office

Closed Press

9:50AM THE PRESIDENT receives the Economic Daily Briefing

Oval Office

Closed Press

10:10AM THE PRESIDENT meets with senior advisors

Oval Office

Closed Press

10:45AM THE PRESIDENT meets with Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack

Oval Office

Closed Press

1:30PM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks and awards the National Medal of Science and the National Medal of Technology and Innovation to the 2008 recipients

East Room

Open Press (Pre-set 12:30PM - Final Gather 1:00PM - North Doors of the Palm Room)

3:30PM THE PRESIDENT meets with his national security team on Afghanistan and Pakistan

Situation Room

Closed Press

8:00PM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY host an event for local middle school students to star gaze and conduct hands-on experiments with astronomers

South Lawn

Pooled Press (Pre-set 7:00PM - Final Gather 7:40PM - North Doors of the Palm Room)

Briefing Schedule

2:00PM Briefing by Press Secretary Robert Gibbs

2008 MEDAL OF SCIENCE AND MEDAL OF TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION RECIPIENTS

National Medal of Science
Dr. Berni Alder, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, CA
Dr. Francis Collins, National Institutes of Health, MD
Dr. Joanna Fowler, Brookhaven National Laboratory, NY
Dr. Elaine Fuchs, The Rockefeller University, NY
Dr. James Gunn, Princeton University, NJ
Dr. Rudolf Kalman, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich
Dr. Michael Posner, University of Oregon, OR
Dr. JoAnne Stubbe, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA
Dr. J. Craig Venter, J. Craig Venter Institute, MD & CA

National Medal of Technology and Innovation
Dr. Forrest M. Bird, Percussionaire Corp., ID
Dr. Esther Sans Takeuchi, University at Buffalo, SUNY, NY
Team: Dr. John E. Warnock and Dr. Charles M. Geschke (Adobe Systems Inc., CA)
Company: IBM Corporation, NY

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