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In this photograph, President George W. Bush speaks with White House press secretary Ari Fleischer (left), and senior advisor to the president Karl Rove (center) aboard Air Force One following the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York city on September 11, 2001. Bush received news of the suspected terrorist attacks while visiting Emma E. Brooker Elementary School in Sarasota, Florida, to take part in a reading demonstration. After delivering brief remarks at the school, Bush boarded Air Force One for his own protection, accompanied by roughly 65 advisors, security agents, and staff members. President Bush worked from his office aboard Air Force One, where he monitored the crisis using the secure phone lines and televisions installed in the aircraft. This photograph was taken by White House photographer Eric Draper during the flight from Offutt Air Force Base near Bellevue, Nebraska to Andrews Air Force Base near Prince George's County, Maryland.

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White House History with Frank Sesno: Covering the White House in Real Time - From 24-Hour News to Social Media
White House Historical Association 1610 H Street NW Washington DC 20006 U.S.A.

The White House Historical Association's 2023 Quarterly Lecture Series, White House History with Frank Sesno will feature four lectures dealing with various topics about the rich history of the Executive Mansion.

The White House Historical Association’s fourth lecture of the series will take place on November 16, 2023 and will discuss the covering the White House in real Time: from 24-hour news to social media.

The speakers for the event will be announced closer to the date. The speakers will discuss how social media and the 24-hour news cycle has changed how news of the presidency is reported on and viewers consume their news.

Registration information will be announced at a later date.