Transition Watch: Obama to post weekly message on YouTube

The Washington Post reports that President-elect Barack Obama recorded the weekly Democratic address not just on radio but also as a YouTube video, a new avenue for presidents.


The address, typically four minutes long, will be turned into a YouTube video and posted on Obama's transition site, Change.gov, after the radio address is made public on Saturday morning, according to the Washington Post.


In addition to regularly videotaping the radio address, officials at the transition office say the Obama White House will also conduct online question-and-answer sessions and video interviews.


The goal, officials say, is to put a face on government. In the following weeks, for example, senior members of the transition team, various policy experts and choices for the Cabinet, among others, will record videos for Change.gov.


 

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