President Obama official schedule and guidance, Feb. 25, 2009. Stevie Wonder gets Gershwin Prize at the White House. Tony Bennett, Will.i.am others perform

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THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 24, 2009

DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2009

NOTE: Coverage for the event in the Indian Treaty Room will be pooled TV, but otherwise open press.

Tomorrow morning, President Obama will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing, the Economic Daily Briefing and meet with senior advisors in the Oval Office. These meetings are closed press.

Later in the morning, the President and Vice President will introduce his Commerce Secretary nominee in the Indian Treaty Room. This event will be will be pooled TV, but otherwise open press.

In the afternoon, the President will meet with members of the Democratic leadership in Congress. This will be closed press.

Later in the afternoon, the President will meet with Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and the chairmen and ranking members of the Senate Banking Committee and the House Financial Services Committee in the Oval Office. The meeting will be closed press. Following the meeting, President Obama will discuss the critical need for financial regulatory reform in the Diplomatic Reception Room. This will be pooled press.

In the evening, the President and First Lady will host “Stevie Wonder In Performance at the White House: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize” to showcase an evening of celebration at the White House in honor of musician Stevie Wonder’s receipt of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. The event will take place in the East Room and will be pooled press. Important coverage details are listed at the bottom of this message.

Also tomorrow, state school superintendents from around the country will meet with Vice President Joe Biden, Dr. Jill Biden and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to discuss the implementation of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act. Immediately following the meeting at approximately 4:00PM, Secretary Duncan and superintendents will stop by the stake out location.

Intown Travel Pool

Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg

Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP

TV Corr & Crew: ABC

Print: Tribune

Radio: FOX

Magazine Photo: Newsweek

EST

9:00AM Pool Call Time

9:30AM THE PRESIDENT receives Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office

Closed Press

10:00AM THE PRESIDENT receives Economic Daily Briefing

Oval Office

Closed Press

10:30AM THE PRESIDENT meets with senior advisors

Oval Office

Closed Press

11:00AM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT will introduce the Commerce Secretary nominee

Indian Treaty Room

POOL TV – Open for CORRESPONDENTS (Pre-Set 9:45AM – Final Gather Time 10:30AM)

12:30PM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT meet with members of the Democratic leadership in Congress

Cabinet Room

Closed Press

3:00PM THE PRESIDENT meets with the Treasury Secretary Geithner and the chairmen and ranking members of the Senate Banking Committee and the House

Financial Services Committee

Oval Office

Closed Press

3:45PM THE PRESIDENT makes a statement about the meeting

Diplomatic Reception Room

Pooled Press (Pre-set 2:30 PM – Final Gather Time 3:15PM)

7:25PM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY will host “Stevie Wonder In Performance at the White House: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize”

East Room

Pooled Press (Pre-set 6:30PM – James S. Brady Briefing Room)

Briefing Schedule

1:00PM Briefing by Press Secretary Robert Gibbs

Coverage Details about “Stevie Wonder In Performance at the White House: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize”

The 60-minute program, to be taped by WETA Washington, DC, will air Thursday, February 26, 2009, at 8:00PM ET on PBS stations nationwide. The concert will include performances by Wonder himself and Tony Bennett, Diana Krall, Martina McBride, Esperanza Spalding, Will.i.am, and the gospel duo Mary Mary, among others. President Obama will confer the Gershwin Prize upon Wonder during the event.

WETA will feed the event live to the press briefing room for non-pool coverage. Feed is in clear and will be available Wednesday, February 25, 2009, 7:30PM ET (live broadcast). PBS will provide news organizations unlimited use of the footage within customary news practices (individual clips not to exceed two minutes) for broadcast purposes only. This video credit must be chyroned while footage is broadcast: PBS/Stevie Wonder In Performance at the White House. PBS will also grant news organizations unlimited audio usage within customary news practices (individual clips not to exceed two minutes) for broadcast use only with the appropriate credit: Audio courtesy of PBS/Stevie Wonder In Performance at the White House. Questions should be directed to WETA

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