Skip to comments.Helen Thomas remains front row at White House Briefing Room; CNN up, FOX NEWS row two
Posted on 03/16/2007 9:03:16 PM PDT by seanmerc
TO: White House Correspondents' Association RE: White House Briefing Room DATE: March 16, 2007
The White House Correspondents' Association met today to review plans for the renovated West Wing Briefing Room and the seating assignments. The new briefing room will consist of 49 seats: 7 rows and 7 seats per row. In the old briefing room, we had 8 rows and 6 seats per row. This new configuration required us to make several adjustments to the seating arrangement, which is a White House Correspondents' Association responsibility.
As a board, we decided to move CNN to the first row. This decision was based on CNN's 27 years of covering The White House, as well as the resources it brings to the in-town and travel pool, and its daily presence at the briefings. In addition, the board agreed to honor a previous commitment by our association to maintain Helen Thomas' seat in the first row. As the dean of the White House press corps, Helen is an institution. First with United Press International and now as a White House columnist for Hearst newspapers, Helen has covered every president since John Kennedy.
Every news organization that had a seat in the old briefing room will have a seat in the new briefing room, and these seating assignments only affect the Brady Briefing Room. The White House, however, will continue to determine seating assignments for all presidential news conferences. We expect to move back to the West Wing this June. Look for additional updates on the briefing room project in the weeks ahead.
2007 White House Correspondents Association Board
Steve Scully - C-SPAN (President) Ann Compton - ABC News (Vice President) Jennifer Loven - Associated Press (Treasurer) Peter Maer - CBS News (Secretary) Steve Holland - Reuters Doug Mills - The New York Times Kenneth Walsh - US News & World Report Ken Herman - Cox Newspapers Mike Allen - The Politico
Much potential humor here!
There. Fixed it right up.
im shocked al jazeera wasnt placed in the first row with the NYT
Why can't they move Helen Thomas to where Molly Ivins is nowadays?
I would say this may relegate FOX to the second row for approximately 10 more years minimum.
If a Democrat wins the Presidency there is no way FOX will ever move to the front row. Daily Kos, DU, etcwould not put up with it.
You're right. Of course, if a Demonrat wins, we'll have bigger problems than where Fox News sits in the White House briefing room.
Thank you that is much better.
When will Helen stop wearing the crazy gypsy woman costume?
CNN on the front row huh ..?? My, my .. does that mean CNN may now be able to hear what Tony Snow is saying and their coverage may improve ..?? Or .. maybe contain a bit more factual items ..??
Okay .. sorry .. I was just trying to help .. since FOX will move ahead of them in ratings .. and not just for a few key programs .. I thought this might be why CNN was moved to the front row.
If she ripped one, many lives would be lost.
The seat # is not relative, as David Gregory proves daily.
It's how much 'HATE' you have for the administration that beckons status..
Happy to be of service. Helen Thomas is a one-woman "target-rich environment".
Al-Jazeera, Helen Thomas, what's the difference, besides about 180 pounds of wrinkles?
Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes right down to the bone.
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