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Local Anchors at the White House: The Tours, The ‘Exclusive’ Interviews, and Bo

Anchors from nine stations were in Washington, DC yesterday for a local press blitz that included interviews with President Obama and unprecedented access to the White House.

Most of the stations, which were largely located in swing states, billed the Presidential interview as an “exclusive.” Norfolk’s WAVY went one step further: anchors in the studio tossed to live shots with Tom Schaad by calling him “the only local anchor in the nation’s capital today.”

The biggest star for the visitors, however, wasn’t on the schedule: first dog Bo Obama trotted out to the South Lawn unannounced. “That’s the only time I saw things get really ugly with the reporters,” KGW‘s Tracy Barry (pictured) said. “They were practically pushing each other out of the way to get to the dog.”

Watch the reports filed from the White House, after the jump.

KGW’s Tracy Barry:

KSAZ‘s John Hook:

KUSA‘s Adele Arakawa:

WCCO‘s Amelia Santaniello:

KTRK‘s Dave Ward:

WTVT‘s Mark Wilson:

WAVY’s Tom Schaad:

WPVI‘s Brian Taff:

 

KETV‘s player does not allow embeddable video; watch Rob McCartney‘s report here.

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