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Friday, November 14, 2008

The Fireside Chat - Obama Version

The Obama campaign has announced today that it will modernize FDR's "fireside chats" by posting the President-elect's weekly radio addresses on YouTube.:

Each address will appear on Change.gov on Saturday, after it airs in audio. An Obama spokesperson says that this innovation is just the beginning of the digital, transparent presidency. The plan appears to be in the mold of what the campaign did with videos like "Four Days in Denver" and Campaign Manager David Plouffe's conversations on the state of the race. These videos allowed supporters to feel like they had a direct connection to the campaign, a connection that bypassed the media. Already, the Obama team has made good on the post-election plan. It posted a video from Valerie Jarrett, one of Obama's transition chairs, discussing plans for the new administration. Watch it here:



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