Preparations for Obama appearance underway

September 6, 2012

Preparations are underway in the front row of the convention floor for the First Family, which is due into the hall soon.

While former Florida governor Charlie Crist addressed the hall, officials scurried about below him, shooing guests out of front-row seats and directing camera operators where to stand in preparation for the Obamas' arrival.

Campaign officials for President Obama said Michelle Obama and their two daughters, Sasha and Malia, will sit on the floor during Obama's speech.

Friends of the first family will sit in the skybox to the left of the stage where Michelle Obama sat Wednesday, including: Valerie Jarrett, Caroline Kennedy, Edwin Schlossberg, Penny Pritzker, James and Kim Taylor and John Rogers.

MORE: Live convention coverage on The Grid

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