Video Series

Inside the White House Video Series

These videos take you behind-the-scenes at the White House. You'll find exclusive interviews with the Marine Sentries who guard the West Wing, a look at the ten letters President Obama reads each day and bring you inside the process of creating the President's State of the Union address. Go ahead. Take a look.

The State of the Union Address

State of the Union

Go behind the scenes as President Obama and his team get ready for the 2012 State of the Union address.

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All the President's Pens

All the President’s Pens

Why do presidents use so many pens to sign legislation? White House Staff Secretary Lisa Brown explains.

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Letters to the President

Letters to the President

Every day, President Obama reads ten letters from the public in order to stay in tune with America's issues and concerns. "Letters to the President" is an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the process of how those ten letters make it to the President's desk from among the tens of thousands of letters, faxes, and e-mails that flood the White House each day.

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The Situation Room

The Situation Room

An exclusive look inside one of the most secure spaces in the country, the White House Situation Room.

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The Cabinet

The Cabinet

President Obama and Cabinet members share their perspectives on their bimonthly meetings in this exclusive, behind-the-scenes video.

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White House Beer

Beer Brewing at the White House

Go behind the scenes to see the White House home-brewing process in this recent, behind-the-scenes video. See the recipes in this White House blog post.

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Marshmallow Launch at the White House Science Fair

Marshmallow Launch at the White House Science Fair

President Obama and an 8th grader from Arizona shoot a super soft rocket across the State Dining Room.

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Preparing the UK State Dinner

Behind the Scenes: Preparing The United Kingdom State Dinner

Watch as the White House chefs make preparations for a State Dinner honoring Prime Minister David Cameron.

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The Marine Sentries

The Marine Sentries

Learn about some of the Marines who stand sentry outside the West Wing—and their feelings towards Christmas trees.

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The Kitchen Garden

The Kitchen Garden

First Lady Michelle Obama and White House chef Sam Kass tell the story of the first garden on White House grounds since Eleanor Roosevelt's Victory Garden during World War II. This new garden was planted in the Spring of 2009 with the help of local elementary school children and has yielded a constant supply fresh produce for the First Family and White House guests.

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The Bees


This beehive on the South Lawn is a first for the White House. The busy bees pollinate the kitchen garden, flora all over Washington and provide honey for the White House kitchen. Take a look at the 2010 colony, estimated at about 70,000 bees, and listen to how the idea for a beehive on the South Lawn came about.

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