The Presidential Planner

By Kristina

Feb 24, 2011 7:42am

ABC News' Sunlen Miller reports: President Obama will start his day by receiving his regular rounds of morning briefings.

In the afternoon the president will hold the first meeting with the newly formed "President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness" at the White House.

The council is chaired by Jeffrey Immelt, CEO and Chairman of General Electric.  In addition, Ursula Burns, Eric Lander, and James McNerney will serve as ex-officio members. 

“I am proud that such experienced and committed individuals have agreed to serve the American people in these important roles," President Obama said in a statement yesterday announcing the members of the committee,"I look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead.”

Later in the afternoon, the President will meet with Secretary of the Treasury privately in the Oval Office.

In the evening, Motown comes to the White House.  The President and the First Lady will host the “The Motown Sound: In Performance at the White House,” a concert celebrating Black History Month and the legacy of Motown Records.

Performers include Smokey Robinson, Natasha Bedingfield, Sheryl Crow, Jamie Foxx, Gloriana, Nick Jonas, Ledisi, John Legend, Amber Riley, Mark Salling, Seal and Jordin Sparks.

"The program will include tributes to Motown’s distinctive soul-infused pop music sound that solidified its popularity in American culture, and showcase Motown’s impact on all music," the White House said in a statement.

-Sunlen Miller

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