THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 20, 2011
DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2011
In the morning, President Obama will sign the Korea, Panama and Colombia Free Trade Agreements and the renewal of Trade Adjustment Assistance for workers in the Oval Office. These trade agreements will significantly boost American exports, support tens of thousands of American jobs and protect labor rights, the environment and intellectual property. There will be a stills only pool spray of each bill signing.
Later, the President will drop by a reception in the Rose Garden with business and labor leaders as well as workers who will benefit from these bills. This reception is closed press.
In the afternoon, the President will honor the recipients of the 2010 National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology and Innovation–the highest honors bestowed by the United States government on scientists, engineers, and inventors. He will also announce additional steps to speed the process of moving new ideas from the laboratory to the marketplace. This event is open press.
In-Town Travel Pool
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: FOX
Print: Talking Points Memo
8:45AM Pool Call Time
9:30AM THE PRESIDENT signs the Korea, Panama, Colombia Free Trade Agreements and the renewal of Trade Adjustment Assistance for workers
Stills Only Pool Spray for Each Bill Signing (Final Gather 9:15AM – Brady Press Briefing Room)
10:30AM THE PRESIDENT drops by a reception in the Rose Garden
2:30PM THE PRESIDENT honors recipients of the 2010 National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology and Innovation
Open Press (Pre-set 11:15AM – Final Gather 1:30PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)
12:30PM Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney