The NewsHour - President Obama's Press Conference

Mon, 02/09/2009 - 8:00pm

President Barack Obama

The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer  presents President Obama's first press confernce tonight, Monday, February 9 beginning at 8 p.m. on WXXI-TV 21 (cable 11) and WXXI-HD (cable 1011 and DT 21.1). President Obama holds two events today to explain his economic stimulus package. As the Senate begins deliberating on the $800+ billion compromise plan reached this weekend, the President holds a Town Hall meeting in Elkhart, IN this afternoon. Then this evening, he holds his first presidential press conference.

The President will also speak Monday, February 16 on the economic stimulus package and Tuesday, February 24 he will address a joint session of Congress to give the equivalent of a two hour State of the State message. WXXI-TV 21 (cable 11) and WXXI-HD (cable 1011 and DT 21.1) will carry both speeches. Times are to be announced so stay tuned to WXXI for news updates.