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President Obama official schedule and guidance, April 29, 2011. Tuscaloosa, Cape Canaveral

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THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 28, 2011

DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR

FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2011

In the morning, the President will meet with participants in the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Strike, an iconic campaign in civil rights and labor rights history, when public workers banded together for dignity, respect and a better life. This will be the first visit to the White House for the strikers. Following the meeting with the President, the Department of Labor will begin the induction ceremony of all participants of the Memphis Sanitation Strike into the Labor Hall of Fame. The meeting with the President is closed press. The Department of Labor ceremony is open press; for more information contact Dolline Hatchett at hatchett.dolline@dol.gov or Clarisse Young at young.clarisse@dol.gov.

Later in the morning, the First Family will travel to Alabama. The departure from the South Lawn and the arrival at Tuscaloosa Regional Airport are open press. In Alabama, the President and the First Lady will view the damage as well as meet with Governor Bentley, state and local officials and families affected by the storms. There will be travel pool coverage of the First Family's visit.

After, the First Family will travel to Cape Canaveral, Florida. The departure from Tuscaloosa Regional Airport and the arrival at Cape Canaveral Skid Strip are open press.

In Cape Canaveral, the First Family will tour the Orbiter Processing Facility (OPF) at the Kennedy Space Center. The OPF is a large hangar where space shuttle orbiters are maintained, tested and inspected between flights. The space shuttle Atlantis is currently undergoing preparations for its June 2011 flight at this facility. The First Family will be led on the tour by Astronaut Janet Kavandi. Dr. Kavandi is the Director of Flight Crew Operations for the Johnson Space Center and is a three-flight veteran, having logged more than 33 days in space. The First Family's tour of the facility has two stops. In the first stop, they will see a tile and water demonstration showing how the shuttle's tiles can retain water. In the second stop, the First Family will see a close-up view of the landing gear from beneath the nose of the Atlantis shuttle. The First Family's tour of the Orbiter Processing Facility will be travel pool coverage.


The First Family will then view the launch of the space shuttle Endeavour with NASA Director Charles Bolden, Jr. and astronaut Dr. Janet Kavandi. The viewing will be travel pool coverage.

The President will then travel to Miami, Florida. In Miami, the President will deliver the Miami Dade College commencement address. The commencement address is pooled for TV, open to pre-credentialed correspondents and still photographers.

Later in the evening, the President will return to Washington, DC. The departure from Miami International Airport and the arrival on the South Lawn are open press.

In-Town Travel Pool

Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg

Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP

TV Corr & Crew: FOX

Print: Washington Post

Radio: Talk Radio

Out-of-Town Travel Pool

Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg

Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP

TV Corr & Crew: FOX

Print: Washington Post

Radio: CBS

EDT

7:30AM In-Town Travel Pool Call Time

8:00AM THE PRESIDENT meets with participants in the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Strike

Diplomatic Room

Closed Press

8:30AM THE FIRST FAMILY departs the White House en route Andrews Air Force Base

South Lawn

Open Press (Gather Time 8:00AM- North Doors of the Palm Room)

8:45AM THE FIRST FAMILY departs Andrews Air Force Base en route Alabama

Out-of-Town Travel Pool Coverage (Call Time 7:30AM - Virginia Gate, Andrews Air Force Base)

CDT

9:50AM THE FIRST FAMILY arrives in Alabama

Tuscaloosa Regional Airport

Open Press

10:10AM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY view the damage as well as meet with Governor Bentley, state and local officials and families affected by the storms

Alabama

Travel Pool Coverage

11:45AM THE FIRST FAMILY departs Alabama

Tuscaloosa Regional Airport

Open Press

EDT

2:10PM THE FIRST FAMILY arrives in Cape Canaveral, Florida

Cape Canaveral Skid Strip

Open Press

2:45PM THE FIRST FAMILY tours the orbiter processing facility

Orbiter Processing Facility, Cape Canaveral, Florida

Travel Pool Coverage

3:30PM THE FIRST FAMILY views the launch of the space shuttle Endeavour

Launch Control Center

Travel Pool Coverage

5:40PM THE PRESIDENT arrives Miami, Florida

Miami International Airport

Open Press

6:55PM THE PRESIDENT delivers the Miami Dade College commencement address

Miami Dade College, Miami, Florida

Pooled for TV, Open to pre-credentialed correspondents and still photographers

9:05PM THE PRESIDENT departs Miami, Florida

Miami International Airport

Open Press

11:30PM THE PRESIDENT arrives at the White House

South Lawn

Open Press (Gather Time 11:05PM - North Doors of the Palm Room)

Briefing Schedule

Press Secretary Jay Carney will gaggle aboard Air Force One

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