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West Wing Week: 08/24/12 or "The Historic, First-Ever Kids' State Dinner Edition!"

Summary: 
Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

Watch the West Wing Week here.

This week, The White House held an historic, first-ever Kids' State Dinner; hosted Americorps, School Improvement Grantees, and Presidential Innovation Fellows. The President held a news conference and spoke with regional reporters about the need for Congress to agree on a balanced deficit reduction plan; and the First Lady made a major veterans hiring announcement in Jacksonville, Florida.