THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 16, 2010
DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17, 2010
In the morning, the President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing and the Economic Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. These meetings are closed press.
The President will then meet with the Taoiseach of Ireland Brian Cowen in the Oval Office. There will be a pool spray at the bottom of the meeting.
In the afternoon, the President will attend Speaker Pelosi's Friends of Ireland Luncheon at the Capitol. The Taoiseach and the Vice President will also attend. There will be travel pool coverage.
In the evening, the President and the First Lady will host the Taoiseach and Mrs. Cowen at the annual St. Patrick's Day Reception held in the East Room. The President and the Taoiseach will deliver remarks and participate in a traditional Shamrock Ceremony. The Vice President will introduce the President. Prior to their arrival, the Keltic Dreams, an after school Irish dancing troupe from Public School 59 in the Bronx, and the City of Washington Pipe Band will perform. This event is pooled press.
At 5:15PM, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will host a live video chat on the urgency of health care reform through Ustream, the White House's first major engagement on the platform, with questions taken in advance from Yahoo! News and live through Ustream's social stream chat feature. The chat will happen at http://www.ustream.tv/whitehouse.
In-Town Travel Pool
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: ABC
9:30AM Pool Call Time
9:30AM THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
10:00AM THE PRESIDENT receives the Economic Daily Briefing
10:45AM THE PRESIDENT meets with the Taoiseach of Ireland Brian Cowen
Pool spray at the bottom (Gather Time 11:15AM - Briefing Room)
12:35PM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at Speaker Pelosi's Friends of Ireland Luncheon
Travel Pool Coverage (Gather time 12:05PM - North Doors of the Palm Room)
7:25PM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY host St. Patrick's Day reception
Pooled Press for remarks (Pre-set 4:30PM - Final Gather 7:00PM - North Doors of the Palm Room)