Do You Want Your OTV? (Part III)

Jun 12, 2009 9:28am

ABC News' Jake Tapper and Sunlen Miller report:

The White House continues to produce taxpayer-funded broadcasts akin to an official State Run television organization — a redundancy, perhaps.

The first episode of OTV featured the president shooting hoop with the Lady Huskies, an event the actual news media was prohibited from attending.

The second installment of OTV featured White House chef  Sam Kass and Phillies 1st Baseman Ryan Howard, who just gained a World Series Ring and dropped twenty pounds, talking nutrition and healthy diet.

It was one to grow on.

Episode three offers some behind the scenes moments the actual media were not allowed to cover when the Pittsburgh Steelers visited the White House on May 21.

This one even has an accompanying soundtrack.

“Hey guys, what’s up,” the president says as he walks into the room where the Steelers are waiting for him before they go out onto the South Lawn together for the event.

The president is tossed a football, and… surprise… he catches it!

The rest of the video is part music video, part campaign ad, part PSA – using President Obama’s speech that afternoon the South Lawn, video of their service event making care packages for soldiers, all rolled over the peppy music. 

Nose tackle Casey Hampton, linebacker Patrick Bailey, and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger talk on camera. There's a cameo by Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Penn.

“It’s a great day for soldiers,” Secretary of Veterans Affairs Gen. Eric Shinseki (Ret.) tells the White House cameras.

And… scene.

– Jake Tapper and Sunlen Miller

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