CJR staffers will be live-blogging tonight’s presidential press conference (airing at 8pm on all major networks, and streaming live on major news sites). Feel free to participate in the comments section.
And if you feel yourself inspired/ired/otherwise moved, tonight or whenever, click over to our News Meeting section and let us know what you think about the political dramedies that are presidential press conferences.
In the meantime, as a preview of what you’ll see at 8, here are some of the pre-released excerpts of Obama’s opening statement:
We will recover from this recession. But it will take time, it will take patience, and it will take an understanding that when we all work together; when each of us looks beyond our own short-term interests to the wider set of obligations we have to each other – that’s when we succeed. That’s when we prosper. And that’s what is needed right now. So let us look toward the future with a renewed sense of common purpose, a renewed determination, and most importantly, a renewed confidence that a better day will come.