Friday, February 17, 2006
When news photographers point and shoot at the White House they are casting a journalistic eye on the scene. Conversely, when the White House offers a handout photo, we see only what the White House puts in the frame. Susan Walsh is the president of the White House News Photographers Association. She searched through archives and determined that in five years of the Bush presidency there had been more than 500 photo handouts…compared with 100 over the entire eight years of the Clinton Administration. Walsh talks with Bob about her findings and the meaning of the image in making history.