What You See: Presidential Events

What You See & Don’t See Presidential Events

Presidential Events
CBS News’ Gayle King Interviews Obama (February 2016)
wh interview photoobama and gayle king

Oval Office signing 11/23/12  (Source: AP)
Photojournalists doing their job (source)

October 8, 2013,   WH network reporters prepare to do their standups in the WH briefing room prior to the president speaking to the nation


Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images (Source)

White House officials have been pressing top business executives, like Lloyd C. Blankfein of Goldman Sachs, to support higher taxes on wealthy Americans.

The president’s official photographer does his thing  (source)

What you rarely see….a view from the back of the briefing room

White House press briefing, photo/Doug Mills, New York Times
(source: http://www.whca.net/)



July 13: (AP) President Barack Obama had just started a spirited defense of his economic stimulus plan
on Monday when one of his teleprompter screens came loose, crashed to the floor and shattered
into pieces.  The gadget’s fall surprised Obama, who uses a teleprompter during most speeches
and even brief remarks. The glass plate displaying his speech hit the floor in the auditorium of
the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, a massive building within the White House compound.

Frame grab shows prompter, far left, still intact

Frame grab (above) from AP Video shows broken glass
at the foot of the presidential podium and the video
monitor of president’s prepared remarks (top right)

Obama and missing teleprompter


France's President Nicolas Sarkozy chats with U.S. President ...  Sometimes, the truest measure of a state ceremony is not the pomp in front but the stagecraft in back. And it only takes
a 180-degree twist to capture this flavor. Michael Euler of The Associated Press, a pool photographer at the Group of 8
summit meeting in L