President Obama Delivers Commencement Speech to the Joplin High School Senior Class

Air Force One landed at Joplin Regional Airport at 6:24 CDT.  The President stepped off at 6:38. He was greeted by Sen. Claire McCaskill, Gov. Jay Nixon, Missouri First Lady Georganne Nixon, Rep. Billy Long and Joplin Mayor Melodee Colbert-Kean. He walked over to the roughly 100 people waiting near the small terminal, standing outside on a beautifulContinue reading “President Obama Delivers Commencement Speech to the Joplin High School Senior Class”

Remarks by the President at the Joplin High Commencement

The Storm Surge team got credentials to film Obama’s arrival and departure in Joplin. He was in town to give the commencement speech for the high school. Here is the transcript: THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release May 21, 2012 REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT THE JOPLIN HIGH SCHOOL COMMENCEMENTContinue reading “Remarks by the President at the Joplin High Commencement”

Joplin – Production Day #1

Our team left Seattle at 11:00am  on Friday and drove non-stop to arrive in Joplin an hour earlier on Sunday and immediately went to work. Our first interview was with professional storm chasers, PDS Storm Tours whom we met at Cunningham park in the center of the tornado’s path. They shared insights into how toContinue reading “Joplin – Production Day #1”