Photojournalists Protest White House Limits

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A photojournalist covering the White House attends a lot of stage managed photo-ops, but the best photographers are still able to capture moments that show what's most revealing and human about the President and his Administration. That's hard to do when photographers are shut out of many White House news events. Thirty-eight news organizations recently delivered a letter to the White House protesting photojournalists' diminished access since President Obama moved in. KCRW's Madeleine Brand talked to Santiago Lyon, Vice President and Director of Photography for the Associated Press, about why some photographers are calling President Obama "undemocratic."

Credits

Guest:
Santiago Lyon - Associated Press - @slyon66

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Jenny Hamel, Sonya Geis