To install click the Add extension button. That's it.

The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. You could also do it yourself at any point in time.

4,5
Kelly Slayton
Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea!
Alexander Grigorievskiy
I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like.
Live Statistics
English Articles
Improved in 24 Hours
Added in 24 Hours
Languages
Recent
Show all languages
What we do. Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode. Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better.
.
Leo
Newton
Brights
Milds

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

President George W. Bush participates in the unveiling of the new Brady Briefing Room on July 11, 2007.
President George W. Bush participates in the unveiling of the new Brady Briefing Room on July 11, 2007.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin take questions in 2019.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin take questions in 2019.

The James S. Brady Press Briefing Room is a small theater in the West Wing of the White House where the White House press secretary gives briefings to the news media and the president of the United States sometimes addresses the press and the nation. It is located between the workspace assigned to the White House press corps and the office of the press secretary.

History

The first presidential press conference was held in March 1913 in the Oval Office, during the presidency of Woodrow Wilson. Subsequently, through to 1969, communications from the president and general press news conferences took place in various locations, including the Indian Treaty Room, the State Department auditorium, and the White House East Room.[1]

In 1969, to accommodate the growing number of reporters assigned to the White House, President Richard Nixon had the indoor swimming pool, which had been installed by the March of Dimes for Franklin D. Roosevelt, covered and turned into press offices and a lounge that could double as a briefing room.[2][3]

In 2000, the room was renamed the "James S. Brady Press Briefing Room" in honor of James Brady, the press secretary who had been shot and permanently disabled during an assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan in 1981.[3]

Renovation

In December 2005, the White House announced the intention to renovate the aging Press Briefing Room and cramped press corps offices.[4] On August 2, 2006, the final briefing was held, and President George W. Bush hosted several previous press secretaries at a closing ceremony and there was some hesitation and concern about whether the press would be allowed to return to the White House.[5][6] In the interim, the White House Conference Center was used as temporary location for press conferences.[citation needed]

President Bush reopened the renovated room in a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the morning of July 11, 2007. He held his first formal press conference in the new briefing room the next day, following the release of a report on the progress of the Iraqi government.[7] The modernization cost nearly US$8.5 million. Of that sum, $2.5 million was funded by the media, and the remainder was funded by tax dollars. Each correspondent's seat was priced at $1,500. Beneath the current press room lies the former White House swimming pool that has since become a computer server room.[8][9]

Seating chart

Map of the West Wing with James S. Brady Press Briefing Room in blue
Map of the West Wing with James S. Brady Press Briefing Room in blue

References

  1. ^ "Presidential Press Conferences". whitehousehistory.org.
  2. ^ Collins, Dan (August 2, 2006). "Bush, Media Bid Press Room Farewell". CBS News. Retrieved 2012-05-09.
  3. ^ a b Watson, Robert P. (2004). Life in the White House: A Social History of the First Family and the President's House. SUNY Press. p. 84. ISBN 9780791460986 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ Vande Hei, Jim (December 27, 2005). "White House Press Room To Be Closed For Makeover". The Washington Post. Retrieved May 9, 2012.
  5. ^ Yellin, Jessica (August 2, 2006). "White House Press Briefing Room Redo". ABC News. Retrieved May 9, 2012.
  6. ^ Stolberg, Sheryl Gay (August 3, 2006). "White House Evicts Press, Temporarily. No, Really". The New York Times. Retrieved May 9, 2012.
  7. ^ Spetalnick, Matt (July 11, 2007). "Bush to Press: Welcome back. No questions, Please". Reuters. Retrieved May 9, 2012.
  8. ^ Patterson, Bradley Hawkes (2002). The White House Staff: Inside the West Wing and Beyond. Brookings Institution Press. p. 144. ISBN 9780815769514.
  9. ^ Dean, John W. (2005). Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush. Hardie Grant Publishing. p. 69. ISBN 9781740662222.

External links

Coordinates: 38°53′52″N 77°02′08″W / 38.89771°N 77.03567°W / 38.89771; -77.03567

This page was last edited on 22 May 2020, at 21:39
Basis of this page is in Wikipedia. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License. Non-text media are available under their specified licenses. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. WIKI 2 is an independent company and has no affiliation with Wikimedia Foundation.