September 11th, 2013
05:15 PM ET
7 months ago

When presidents speak: Making history from the White House

Washington (CNN) - When President Barack Obama took the podium on Tuesday night, he followed in the footsteps of generations of presidents before him: speaking to the American people about a critical issue facing the United States.

But he didn't follow literally in those footsteps: Unlike many presidents before him, he spoke from the East Room - not the traditional setting of the Oval Office.

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