Concert pianist Awadagin Pratt performs J.S. Bachs Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582 at the White House Evening of Classical Music on November 4, 2009.
President Obama’s special video message for all those celebrating Nowruz, or “New Day.” This year, the President wanted to send a special message to the people and government of Iran, acknowledging the strain in our relations over the last few decades. After committing his administration to a future of honest and respectful diplomacy, he addresses Iran’s leaders directly. (this video is public domain)
President Obama signed an Executive Order creating the White House Council on Women and Girls on March 11, 2009. Chaired by Valerie Jarrett, the Council will provide a coordinated federal response to the challenges confronted by women and girls and to ensure that all Cabinet and Cabinet-level agencies consider how their policies and programs impact women and families. (this video is public domain)