April 23rd, 2009
02:54 PM ET
5 years ago

Obama to hold prime time 100th-day news conference

WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Barack Obama will hold a prime time news conference next week, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs announced Thursday.

The news conference, set for 8 p.m. ET Wednesday, will be held on Obama's 100th day in office.


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soundoff (38 Responses)
  1. Georgio

    This is great..he will be able to defend his record rather than letting the networks to do for him. One thing which is great about this President he will be out there to asnwer both stupid and smart questions from all reporters. I don't want to name .. names when on the type of questions these reporters will be asking: here are sample of my prediction: Mr. President you said you will not prosecute CIA on torture and now you are leaving the door open for prosecution?,..which means you are "weak" leader!, Why did you smile when shaking chavez hands, why did you sit there while D. Ortega was talking about the US?.... Some in your party are rejecting your government spending..what are you going to do about it?, What are going to do about Taliban in Pakistan? and others. Yes, these are ligitimate questions even if the answers are obvious to the lay people like myself. I am glad he will be here to give complete answers that often confuse these reporters!. Thank God the country has a President like th one during these trying times.

    April 23, 2009 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  2. virginia nielsen

    This guy is really amazing !!! He did more things in 100 days that Bush did in 8 years !!! God bless America and his fantastic President!!!

    April 23, 2009 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  3. R Vezina

    This guy is getting to be a popularity glam queen. Prime time is when most Americans want to watch something entertaining to get our minds off the political mess going on right now. It seems like he has been president for about 11 years now. He's been on television more in his first 100 days than Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton and Bush were in their entire terms served. I love steak, but I don't want to eat it every day. The movie "The Godfather" is a great movie, but I don't want to watch it every day! Finally, if this administration was a baseball team, it would be a one-man roster. Obama pitching, catching, playing the outfield, infield, manager, umpire, bat boy, hot dog vendor, grounds crew, parking lot attendant, organist, official scorer, GM, scout, and every other position on the team. He either has no confidence in his team or he believes he is the best at every position. If he got rid of all the appointed chairpersons, directors and Czars, he could balance the budget in a day. He apparently doesn't think he needs them anyway.

    April 23, 2009 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  4. TCM

    CNN – Good God....you've stated 2 out of 3 Americans approve of Obama? That's such a lie. You should have your FCC licensing revoked...you're nothing more than a Nazi-style propaganda machine.....

    April 23, 2009 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  5. Larry Schluetr

    I will be looking to CNN if they report the 1st 100 day correctly . . . or do they still report like they are getting paid by the BO administration . . . the political payoffs are an amazing thing . . . . and the bias hurts the whole country.

    April 23, 2009 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  6. Renfield

    The more CNN glorifies and protects Obama, the more CNNs ratings sink. Think about it.

    April 23, 2009 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  7. Former Democrat

    Anyone else feel like we are living in an alternative universe. Obama's foreign policy is turning into a joke: Photo-ops with Chavez to accept anti-american books, relaxed relations with Cuba with no pre-conditions, support for Iran's plans to have nuclear "energy" with no regard that their president has threatened to blow Isreal off the map.

    Now water-boarding is awful as well and we are broadcasting our torture methods to the rest of the world. I guarantee our enemies are taking notes.

    If John McCain would have just been waterboarded, his 5 years in a POW camp would have been a cake walk. Has common sense totally left America? Just wondering..

    April 23, 2009 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  8. Scott AZ

    Of course he will. This man can't go a day without wanting to get on TV for one thing or another.

    April 23, 2009 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  9. Erin

    Why? What exactly does he have to say that is so important? Isn't every word he says all over the media? Isn't he out speaking somewhere every day? Can't we just enjoy some prime-time TV?

    April 23, 2009 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  10. Martin Schroeder

    Oh goodness! Is he just surprised he is still there - hasn't been impeached yet? I won't be listening to anything the big nuanced liar says.

    April 23, 2009 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  11. geraldine

    What's the point? So he can plant questions in the crowd, and snipe at anyone that asks a question he doesn't like?

    April 23, 2009 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  12. MJM

    Another one!!! IS this going to cut into CSI?????

    April 23, 2009 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  13. Farid Shakur

    Hooray for President Barack Obama, he is the Greatest President "EVER" this is a prediction from the prophets above!

    April 23, 2009 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
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