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President Obama official schedule and guidance, May 16, 2011. To Memphis

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THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 15, 2011

DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR
MONDAY, MAY 16, 2011


In the morning, the President will travel to Memphis, Tennessee. The President's departure from the South Lawn and the arrival at Memphis International Airport are open press.

While in Memphis, the President will meet with families impacted by the flooding, state and local officials, first responders and volunteers. This meeting is closed press.

In the afternoon, the President will deliver the commencement address at Booker T. Washington High School, the winner of the 2011 Race to the Top Commencement Challenge. The President's commencement address is open press.

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

In the evening, the President will welcome the University of Connecticut men's basketball team for a ceremony honoring their 2011 NCAA national championship in the East Room. This ceremony is open press. In addition to the ceremony, members of the team will host a basketball clinic at the White House for local youth, continuing the President's tradition of sports champions serving in the community when they visit. This clinic is open press.

In the evening, the President will deliver remarks at two DNC events in Washington, DC. The first is print pool only and the second is pooled for TV, open to pre-credentialed correspondents and still photographers.


In-Town Travel Pool
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: ABC
Print: McClatchy
Radio: NPR

Out-of-Town Travel Pool
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: ABC
Print: AFP
Radio: NBC


EDT

8:00AM In-Town Travel Pool Call Time

8:45AM THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route Andrews Air Force Base
South Lawn
Open Press (Gather Time 8:25AM- North Doors of the Palm Room)

9:00AM THE PRESIDENT departs Andrews Air Force Base en route Memphis, Tennessee
Out-of-Town Travel Pool Coverage (Call Time 7:30AM - Virginia Gate, Andrews Air Force Base)

CDT

10:00AM THE PRESIDENT arrives in Memphis, Tennessee
Memphis International Airport
Open Press

10:30AM THE PRESIDENT meets with families impacted by the flooding, state and local officials, first responders and volunteers
Cook Convention Center
Closed Press

12:00PM THE PRESIDENT delivers the commencement address at Booker T. Washington High School, the winner of the 2011 Race to the Top Commencement Challenge
Cook Convention Center
Open Press

2:25PM THE PRESIDENT departs Memphis, Tennessee en route Andrews Air Force Base
Memphis International Airport
Open Press

EDT

5:15PM THE PRESIDENT arrives at Andrews Air Force Base
Out-of-Town Travel Pool Coverage

5:30PM THE PRESIDENT arrives at the White House
South Lawn
Open Press (Gather Time 5:10PM - North Doors of the Palm Room)

5:35PM THE PRESIDENT welcomes the University of Connecticut men's basketball team to the White House for a ceremony honoring their 2011 NCAA national championship
East Room
Open Press

6:55PM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a DNC event
St. Regis Hotel
Print Pool Coverage Only (Pool Gather Time 6:00PM - North Doors of the Palm Room)

9:25PM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a DNC event
Capital Hilton
Pooled for TV, Open to pre-credentialed correspondents and still photographers


Briefing Schedule

Press Secretary Jay Carney will gaggle aboard Air Force One

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