Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Grill the Prez

President Obama is 'Open for Questions' Online
White House Launches Online Town Hall for Americans to Grill Prez
By KAREN TRAVERS
March 25, 2009

President Obama is 'Open for Questions' Online
On Thursday you can ask him directly when Obama takes questions from the public in an online town hall-style forum on the White House's Web site, www.whitehouse.gov. The Obama campaign used the internet more effectively than any other campaign in history, so it comes as no surprise that they would continue that cyber outreach from the White House.

They are deeming this forum an "experiment" where Americans can send questions and vote for the submissions they like.

An administration official will moderate the event and pose the most popular questions submitted on the Web site to the president.

In addition the president will take questions from the audience in the room and will field questions from YouTube submissions which will be played back on a monitor in the room. The event will be open to the press, but the president will not take questions from reporters.

The start time for the event has not yet been announced, but it will likely be late morning.

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