White House Schedule - June 7, 2011

In the morning, the President and the First Lady will welcome Chancellor Angela Merkel of the Federal Republic of Germany to the White House. The Vice President and Dr. Biden will also attend. The official arrival ceremony on the South Lawn is open to pre-credentialed press, however, the deadline to request media credentials has passed.

Later, the President will hold a bilateral meeting with Chancellor Merkel in the Oval Office. There will be a pool stills only spray at the top of the meeting. The President will then hold an expanded bilateral meeting with Chancellor Merkel and theOfficial U.S. and Official German Delegations in the Cabinet Room. This meeting is closed press.

In the afternoon, The President will hold a joint press conference with Chancellor Merkel in the East Room. The press conference is open to pre-credentialed press, however the deadline to request media credentials has passed.

In the evening, the President and the First Lady will welcome Chancellor Merkel at the North Portico. This arrival is pooled for TV and correspondents and open to pre-credentialed still photographers. The deadline to request media credentials has passed. The President and the First Lady will then take the official photo with Chancellor Merkel on the Grand Staircase. This is pooled press.

Later, the President and the First Lady will host a State Dinner in honor of Chancellor Merkel. The Vice President and Dr. Biden will also attend. The President and Chancellor Merkel will each give a toast. The toast remarks during the dinner are pooled press. Following the dinner, the President and the First Lady will attend the State Dinner Reception with Chancellor Merkel in the Rose Garden. There will be pooled press coverage of this event.

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Tuesday, June 7 2011

All Times ET
9:15 am
The President, the Vice President, the First Lady, and Dr. Biden welcome Chancellor Angela Merkel of the Federal Republic of Germany to the White House
South Lawn
Open Press
Open to pre-credentialed media (Pre-set 7:30AM – Final Gather 8:15AM – North Doors of the Palm Room)
10:15 am
The President holds a bilateral meeting with Chancellor Merkel; the Vice President also attends
Oval Office
Pool Spray
Pool Stills Only Spray (Gather Time 10:00AM – Brady Press Briefing Room)
11:00 am
The President holds an expanded bilateral meeting with Chancellor Merkel and Official U.S. and Official German Delegations
Cabinet Room
Closed Press
11:35 am
The President and Chancellor Merkel hold a joint press conference
East Room
Open to pre-credentialed media
Pre-set 10:30AM – Final Gather 11:00AM – North Doors of the Palm Room
6:00 pm
The President and the First Lady welcome Chancellor Merkel
North Portico
Pooled TV & correspondents, Open to pre-credentialed still photographers (Pre-set 5:00PM – Final Gather 5:30PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)
6:30 pm
The President and the First Lady take official photo with Chancellor Merkel
Grand Staircase
Pooled Press
Gather Time 6:00PM – North Doors of the Palm Room
7:35 pm
The President and the First Lady attend the State Dinner with Chancellor Merkel; the President and Chancellor Merkel will each deliver a toast
Rose Garden
Pooled Press
(Gather Time 7:00PM – North Doors of the Palm Room) **Travel pool should dress in dark suits for this formal event**
8:55 pm
The President and the First Lady attend the State Dinner Reception with Chancellor Merkel; the Vice President and Dr. Biden also attend
Rose Garden
Pooled Press
(Gather Time 8:35PM – North Doors of the Palm Room) **Travel pool should dress in dark suits for this formal event**
In-Town
Pool Call Time: 
7:00 AM
Wires: 
AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: 
AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: 
CNN
Print: 
Baltimore Sun
Radio: 
Sirius