President Obama watches Press Secretary Robert Gibbs' first Press Briefing on television, in his private study off the Oval Office, Jan. 22, 2009.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)


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  • Barbato 6y

    e-gads! CRT radiation alone is reason enough to get a new flatscreen for our President! twitter: arthurbarbato
  • Sean O'Flaherty 6y

    My guess is that they think the TVs work fine and they see no reason to spend time and money replacing them. There a theater in the White House is Obama wants a big screen.
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  • Blue Nation 6y

    i Wonder if the republicans cleaned out the place... Isn't that illegal?
  • Tony W 6y

    Ho-bo watching the king of "uh, duh, whu, huh, du duh...wuh, huh, huh....uuhhhhh...hhmmm...lost in thought.....whuht wuz the question? Gibbs, has to be the least talented jackass ever to speak for the White House. Pathetic.
  • Beau 6y

    @ someotherbob -
    While it is a shelf system stereo, at least it's Denon.
  • Peter 6y

    Time to upgrade to a HD flat screen television Mr President. Cathode Ray Tubes are soooo 1999 :-)
  • kamakazikorean13 6y

    srsly? crt?
  • Johan Jonsson 6y

    And from that perspective. Is he really 4 meters tall and standing 20 meters in front of that 32" CRT?
  • Albert Gomez 6y

    haha...dude, they drop $500 on toilet seats, but can't flip the bill for a few new LCDs? Hilarious!!
  • Stormblast2008 6y

    Come on guys, not every TV has to be 50 inches.
  • totpotus 6y

    President Barack Obama studies and practices the extemporaneous speaking style of Press Secretary Robert Gibbs. Later that day he receives personal tax advice from Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner.
  • R Flick 6y

    Hard to believe that there are still CRT TVs around in the White House. Aren't greener alternatives available?
  • TheWorldThroughMyEyes 6y

    That is cool he is checking on his people.
  • cruiz4130 6y

    R Flick,

    sometimes its better to extend the life of an older product, than buy a new one. in fact its always better.so dont go line up for a hybrid, restore an older car to its glory.

    but srsly, that TV and stereo made me lol.
  • ElizabethL.2011 6y

    damn, he needs a better tv
  • Blue387 6y

  • jdog1063 6y

    I only watch the 'little people' on the little TV!
    My speeches are watched in the state of the art theatre room!
  • oriontrail 6y

    There's NASA tv on the list I think! (near bottom, left)!
    I love to watch NASA TV on the internet!
  • Unalienable Rights by GOD- not Executive Order 6y

    So that's where Barrack Hussein goes to watch FOXNEWS LOL and sometimes will turn the channel to MSLSD to get boost high for his ego.
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