He held his second presidential press conference after a week in which he unveiled another multi-trillion dollar of packages: the small business leading fix; another bailout for the auto industry — this time for suppliers; and the details of the Treasury Department’s plan to buy toxic assets and clean up the balance sheets of the nation’s banks.
Although my seat number was 203, I was seated in the front row, a few feet away from the president, in what I like to call Broadcaster’s Row. The row is occupied by a number of White House correspondents that you see on cable television each night. MSNBC’s Chuck Todd sat next to me. It was a great position to be an eyewitness to history. I was hopeful that I would get a question but it didn’t happen this time around..... MORE
Derek T. Dingleis senior vice president/editor-in-chief of black enterprise magazine. He is responsible for the strategic planning and editorial direction of the magazine and has executive oversight of both black enterprise television shows: Black Enterprise Business Report and Our World with Black
In January 2009, he assumed the added role of black enterprise chief White House correspondent, splitting his time between the company’s