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Bill Clinton and George W. Bush followed the practice established by President George H. W. Bush of holding press conferences with foreign leaders. Reporters find the frequent use of joint conferences restrictive, as the expectation is that the questions will revolve around the work of the two leaders. The number of questions is also frequently limited. In 1995, Press Secretary Mike McCurry started the practice of televising the daily press briefings. By the 1990s, the dynamics of coverage was impacted by the twenty-four hour news cycle. Today the news is reported at regular intervals both day and night by rapidly growing number of cable television news organizations.

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