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Table of Contents

  • Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ix
  • Ascending to an Historic Summit: Bush and Gorbachev . . . 1
  • Pool Spray in the Oval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
  • Lean Green Entertaining Machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
  • Harrier Jet Liftoff: No Time for Indecision . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
  • Don’t Let the Fear of Striking Out Get in Your Way . . . . . 27
  • Ice Cream Social with Obama. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
  • Donny Osmond, Snoop Dogg, Weird Al, and Coolio…Oh My! . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
  • Three Locations, 45 Minutes…No Problem!. . . . . . . . . . . . 45
  • Rolling Stones: Shooting the Voodoo Lounge Kickoff . . . . 51
  • An Excursion to Cuba. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
  • National Geographic and the White House . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
  • The Blizzardof 2010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
  • It’s All About the Drinks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
  • From New Orleans to Crawford for a Pool Date with the President . . . . . . . . . . . 93
  • January 20th: A Truly Washington Moment . . . . . . . . . . . 99
  • Obama’s Inaugural Walk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
  • Smithsonian Books . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
  • In the Studio with Sam Abell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
  • Aretha Lets Loose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
  • Atop the Golden Gate Bridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
  • John Lewis: Three Minutes or Less . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
  • Pomp and Circumstance at the White House. . . . . . . . . . 159
  • Air to Air over a Frigid Washington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
  • Europe on a Shoestring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
  • Live 8: Hallelujah! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
  • The Reverend Al Sharpton Delivers Destiny . . . . . . . . . . 185
  • Fireworks at Iwo Jima . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
  • The Captain’s Jersey Retirement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
  • Danica Patrick and the 20¥40 Softbox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
  • Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill: Head to Head. . . . . . . . 201
  • Plant–The Pure Professional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
  • Vanity Press Corps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
  • September 11, 2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215
  • Seal Wins Approval from Ambassadors to Bullfighters . . 225
  • Nelson Mandela: Dignity with Disability . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231
  • Keeping Cool in New Orleans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237
  • The 9/11 United We Stand Concert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243
  • Ten Seconds with the President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253
  • Kristin Davis: Dogs and the City. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257
  • A Presidential Debate and an Exercise in Diplomacy. . . . 261
  • Stevie Wonder: Portrait Composite. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269
  • Arlington Cemetery: Grieving Mothers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275
  • Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281