President Barack Obama hosted a Salute to Broadway in another of his Music Series events from the White House’s East Room. The President eloquently lauded Broadway for, “…its optimism. Broadway music calls us to see the best in ourselves and in the world around us -– to believe that no matter how hopeless things may seem, the nice guy can still get the girl, the hero can still triumph over evil, and a brighter day can be waiting just around the bend,” the President said at the July 19, 2010 event.
For the full text of the President’s speech visit the White House’s official website coverage of the event at http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/remarks-president-white-house-music-series-event-saluting-broadway
For video of the event go to: http://www.whitehouse.gov/photos-and-video/video/president-obama-welcomes-broadway-white-house