No Labels Pushes for Greater Presidential Accountability
by No Labels on Sep 7, 2013 | Views: 139 | Score: 2
|Press Conferences (Annually)|
*TVs popularized most American homes by the Eisenhower Administration (1954)
Annual Average of Press Conferences Over Course of Administration
Sources: nolabels.org, whitehousehistory.org, presidency.ucsb.edu
In this modern era, presidents give 88% fewer press conferences than before the popularization of the television. News conferences serve as one of the only occasions where the president is forced to speak candidly, without a previously prepared speech. No Labels proposes a mandatory minimum of one presidential news conference per month.