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West Wing Week: 10/19/12 or "The Power of We"

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

This week, the President reflected on the state of the auto industry, the White House opened its garden to the public for its annual tours, and marked Blog Action Day -- while Bill Allman spoke on the history of the Presidential Seal.

Friday, October 12th:
Saturday, October 13th:
  • The White House once again opened its gardens and grounds to visitors from across the country, continuing First Lady Michelle Obama's commitment to opening up the White House to more Americans. Visitors were able to see the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, the Rose Garden, and the White House Kitchen Garden - the first vegetable garden planted at the White House since Eleanor Roosevelt's Victory Garden.
Monday, October 15th:
  • Monday was Blog Action Day at the White House, which brings together thousands of bloggers from over 110 different countries to blog about one important global topic on the same day. This year's theme was, "The Power of We."
Tuesday, October 16th: