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President Obama official schedule and guidance, May 5, 6, 2012. Ohio, Virginia formal campaign kickoff

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THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 4, 2012

WEEKEND GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR
SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2012 AND SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2012

On Saturday morning, the President and the First Lady will depart Washington, DC en route Columbus, Ohio. The departure from the South Lawn and arrival at Rickenbacker International Airport are open press.

In Columbus, the President and the First Lady will deliver remarks at a campaign event at the Value City Arena-Schottstein Center in Columbus. These remarks are open to pre-credentialed media.

In the afternoon, the President and the First Lady will depart Columbus en route Richmond, Virginia. The departure from Rickenbacker International Airport and arrival at Richmond International Airport are open press.

In Richmond, the President and the First Lady will deliver remarks at a campaign event at Verizon Wireless Arena-Stuart C. Siegel Center in Richmond. These remarks are open to pre-credentialed media.

In the evening, the President and First Lady will return to Washington, DC. The departure from Richmond International Airport and arrival on the South Lawn are open press.

On Sunday, the President has no public events scheduled.

Saturday's In-Town Travel Pool
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: ABC
Print: The Hill
Radio: ABC

Saturday's Out-of-Town Travel Pool
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: ABC
Print: The Hill
Radio: NPR

Sunday's In-Town Travel Pool
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CBS
Print: Houston Chronicle
Radio: AP

Saturday, May, 5, 2012

EDT

9:30AM Pool Call Time

10:35AM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY depart the White House en route Joint Base Andrews
South Lawn
Open Press (Final Gather 10:15AM - North Doors of the Palm Room)

10:50AM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY depart Joint Base Andrews en route Columbus, Ohio
Out-of-Town Travel Pool Coverage (Call Time 9:20AM - Virginia Gate, Joint Base Andrews)

12:00PM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY arrive Columbus, Ohio
Rickenbacker International Airport
Open Press

1:20PM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY deliver remarks at a campaign event
Value City Arena-Schottenstein Center, Columbus, Ohio
Open to Pre-Credentialed Media

2:55PM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY depart Columbus, Ohio en route Richmond, Virginia
Rickenbacker International Airport
Open Press

4:00PM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY arrive Richmond, Virginia
Richmond International Airport
Open Press

4:55PM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY deliver remarks at a campaign event
Verizon Wireless Arena-Stuart C. Siegel Center, Richmond, Virginia
Open to Pre-Credentialed Media

5:55PM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY depart Richmond, Virginia, en route Joint Base Andrews
Richmond International Airport
Open Press

6:35PM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY arrive Joint Base Andrews
Out-of-Town Travel Pool Coverage

6:50PM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY arrive the White House
South Lawn
Open Press (Final Gather 6:20PM - North Doors of the Palm Room)


Sunday, May 6, 2012

EDT

11:00AM Pool Call Time


Schedule for the Week of May 7, 2012

On Monday, the President will attend meetings at the White House and also hold a conference call with elected officials and student government leaders from across the country to discuss the need to prevent rates from doubling on July 1.

On Tuesday, the President will travel to Albany, New York for an official event on the economy. In the evening, the President will return to Washington, DC to deliver the keynote address at the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies 18th Annual Gala Dinner at the Ritz Carlton.

On Wednesday, the President will attend meetings at the White House. In the evening, as part of their "In Performance at the White House" series, the President and First Lady will host a concert in the East Room honoring songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David, who will be awarded the 2012 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. The President will present the award as he did in 2010 and 2009, when the Library of Congress honored Sir Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder, respectively. The program will include performances by Sheryl Crow, Michael Feinstein, Diana Krall, Lyle Lovett, Mike Myers, Rumer, Arturo Sandoval, Sheléa and Stevie Wonder.

On Thursday, the President will travel to Seattle, Washington and Los Angeles, California for campaign events. The President will remain overnight in Los Angeles, California.

On Friday, the President will travel to Reno, Nevada for an official event on the economy. In the afternoon, the President will return to Washington, DC.

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