Obama guidance and press schedule, March 6, 2014: Soul concert

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Office of the Press Secretary


March 5, 2014



In the morning, the President will participate in a town hall focusing on the importance of Latinos capitalizing on the benefits of the Affordable Care Act and enrolling in quality, affordable health insurance. The town hall is hosted by the Asegurate campaign, a partnership between the California Endowment, Covered California and Spanish language media outlets Univision, Telemundo and impreMedia. There will be a stills only pool spray of the taping. The town hall will be streamed live at WhiteHouse.gov/LatinoTownHall. 

In the evening, the President and First Lady will host “In Performance at the White House: Women of Soul” for music legends and contemporary major female artists at the White House celebrating the great “foremothers” of American music, with songs expressing the struggles and achievements of women. The program will include performances by Tessanne Chin, Melissa Etheridge, Aretha Franklin, Ariana Grande, Patti LaBelle, Janelle Monáe and Jill Scott, with Greg Phillinganes as music director.  The President’s remarks will be pooled press and the entire event will be streamed live at WhiteHouse.gov/live.

In-Town Travel Pool

Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg

Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP

TV Corr & Crew: ABC

Print: McClatchy

Radio: Sirius XM


9:30AM  In-Town Pool Call Time

11:35AM  THE PRESIDENT participates in a town hall


Stills Only Pool Spray (In-Town Travel Pool Gather 10:30AM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

7:00PM  THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY host “In Performance at the White House: Women of Soul”

Pooled Press (Pre-Set 5:30PM; Final Gather 7:00PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

Briefing Schedule

12:45PM  Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney

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