Presidential News Conference

President Obama held his first presidential news conference during prime time in the East Room of the White House. He made an opening… read more

President Obama held his first presidential news conference during prime time in the East Room of the White House. He made an opening statement in which he spoke about the state of the economy and urged Congress to act quickly to pass economic stimulus and recovery legislation. He then answered questions from the press corps on a number of issues. In his answeres he outlined several ways the economic stimulus legislation was designed to mitigate the current negative economic trends and talked about his goals to return 4 million Americans to work. He also spoke about his approach to foreign policy in Afghanistan, the Middle East and Iran, as well as his position on rendition and torture of enemy combatants. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Program ID:
283922-1
Category:
White House Event
Format:
News Conference
Location:
East Room, White House, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 9, 2009
Last Aired:
Feb 10, 2009

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  • Feb 09, 2009 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 09, 2009 | 11:41pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 10, 2009 | 5:59am EST | C-SPAN 1
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