Obama guidance, press schedule Nov. 26, 2014. Turkey pardon

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WASHINGTON– President Barack Obama delivers on Wednesday his traditional Thanksgiving turkey pardon and then, with his family, performs some kind of volunteer service.

Below, from the White House…


Office of the Press Secretary


November 25, 2014



In the morning, the President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office.  This meeting is closed press.

In afternoon, the President will pardon the National Thanksgiving Turkey in a ceremony on the North Portico. The President will celebrate the 67th anniversary of the National Thanksgiving Turkey presentation, reflect upon the time-honored traditions of Thanksgiving, and wish American families a safe and healthy holiday. The 2014 National Thanksgiving Turkey and its alternate were hatched and raised near Ft Recovery, Ohio.This ceremony is open press.

Later in the afternoon, the First Family will participate in a service event in the Washington, DC area. There will be travel pool coverage.

In-Town Travel Pool

Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg

Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP

TV Corr & Crew: ABC

Print: NY Times

Radio: Talk Radio


9:30AM  In-Town Pool Call Time  

10:00AM THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office

Closed Press

2:15PM THE PRESIDENT pardons the National Thanksgiving Turkey

North Portico

Open Press (Pre-Set 12:15PM, Final Gather 1:30PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

4:25PM THE FIRST FAMILY participates in a service event

Washington, DC Area    

In-Town Pool Coverage (Final Gather 3:40 PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)


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