Tuesday, October 23, 2012

President Obama's Schedule, Oct. 23 - 25, 2012: The America Forward! Tour

Post-debate junket through battleground states, with stops in Los Angeles and Chicago...
After going head-to-head with his GOP challenger in Florida on Monday, President Obama will sweep through seven battleground states in a post-debate junket, dubbed by aides as "The America Forward! Tour."  With two weeks left to election day, the President's packed schedule through key states includes being followed around by NBC anchor Brian Williams and a camera crew on Wednesday and Thursday, and an appearance on Tonight Show.

The President begins his tour on Tuesday morning with an event at the Delray Tennis Center in Delray, Florida. Then he flies to Dayton, Ohio for a huge event at Triangle Park, where he will be joined by Vice President Joe Biden.

The President returns to Washington, DC, on Tuesday night, then heads back out on the campaign trail.

On Wednesday, Oct. 24,  the President will visit Davenport, Iowa; Denver, Colo.; Las Vegas, NV; and Los Angeles, Ca.  In the City of Angels, the President will sit down with Jay Leno on The Tonight Show, making his third appearance as President and his fifth visit overall.

On Thursday, Oct. 25, the President will fly to Chicago to early-vote for himself in his hometown. The President will then travel to Tampa, Fl; Richmond; VA; and then he heads back to Ohio for an event in Cleveland.  First Lady Michelle Obama voted by mail last week.   She will be in Los Angeles on Thursday for fundraising events, including a luncheon at the the home of Will Smith.

Williams and his crew will follow President Obama on Wednesday and Thursday, the network announced.  Clips begin airing Wednesday on “Nightly News” and Thursday on “Today” with the bulk of it on Thursday’s “Rock Center.” The interviews will also air on MSNBC.

Schedule: Wednesday, Oct. 24

"The President will remain overnight on Air Force One" notes his schedule; he visits Tampa, FL on Thursday morning. 


EDT

7:00AM          In-Town Pool Call Time

8:00AM          THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews
South Lawn              
Open Press (Final Gather 7:40AM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

8:15AM          THE PRESIDENT departs Joint Base Andrews
Out-of-Town Travel Pool Coverage (Call Time 6:45AM – Virginia Gate, Joint Base Andrews)

CDT

9:15AM 
         THE PRESIDENT arrives Davenport, Iowa
Quad Cities International Airport
                        Open Press

10:10AM        THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a campaign event
                        Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, Davenport, Iowa
                        Open to Pre-Credentialed Media

1:15PM           THE PRESIDENT departs Davenport, Iowa
Quad Cities International Airport
                        Open Press

MDT

2:05PM           THE PRESIDENT arrives Denver, Colorado
Buckley Air Force Base
                        Open Press

2:55PM 
          THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a campaign event
                        City Park, Denver, Colorado
                        Open to Pre-Credentialed Media

4:20PM           THE PRESIDENT departs Denver, Colorado
Buckley Air Force Base
                        Open Press

PDT

5:25PM           THE PRESIDENT arrives Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles International Airport
                        Open Press

6:30PM           THE PRESIDENT tapes an appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”
                        NBC Studios, Burbank, California
                        Stills Only Pool Spray

7:45PM           THE PRESIDENT departs Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles International Airport
                        Open Press

8:45PM           THE PRESIDENT arrives Las Vegas, Nevada
McCarran International Airport
                        Open Press

9:35PM           THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a campaign event
                        Doolittle Park, Las Vegas, Nevada
                        Open to Pre-Credentialed Media

11:35PM         THE PRESIDENT departs Las Vegas, Nevada
McCarran International Airport
                        Open Press

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*Photo by Pete Souza/White House