What to Watch

What to Watch

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

-- The first 100 days: President Obama marks a milestone in the ambitious start of his presidency with a trip to St. Louis. At 8 p.m. Eastern time, he holds a televised -- though not on Fox -- news conference.

-- First and second ladies Michelle Obama and Jill Biden pack up bags of food for the "Food for Kids" program at the Capital Area Food Bank as part of a large event with congressional spouses and local children.

-- The flu dominates the hearings. The Senate health committee at 3 p.m. queries Richard E. Besser, acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. At 10 a.m., the Senate homeland security committee examines "Coordinating the Federal Response" with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.

-- Nominations in progress: The Senate Foreign Relations Committee holds hearings on the nominations of Johnnie Carson to be assistant secretary of state for African affairs and Luis C. de Baca to be the State Department's ambassador-at-large to combat human trafficking.

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