Obama to Give Weekly Address To American Public Via YouTube
I’ve been wondering how long it would take for this to happen:
President-elect Barack Obama is taping Saturday’s weekly Democratic address not just for listeners, but for YouTube viewers, his office said Friday. And he plans to keep videotaping the radio addresses after taking the oath of office on Jan. 20.
Before then, the videos will be posted on Obama’s transition Web site, http://www.change.gov.
Obama is turning the radio address into a “multimedia opportunity” to communicate directly with the American people, his transition team said in a statement. – AP
The entire process of the “Saturday radio address” has always been a dinosaur in my opinion. It was a great use of an emerging technology by FDR back in the 30′s to communicate directly with the public, but it’s something that has completely outlived it’s usefulness and efficacy.