For five straight years, West Wing Week has produced more than 260 episodes covering the Presidency in a way that's never been done before. This week, we're throwing it a 5th birthday party. Enjoy a special, 5th-anniversary edition of West Wing Week!
You may not know this, but Barack Obama was the first President to bring an official videographer into the White House. Everywhere he goes, we’re there to press record. It’s fairly common now for world leaders to travel with both an official photographer and a videographer. Recently, we counted seven official videographers who film the King of Saudi Arabia.
Not all of what we film makes it to YouTube, as there is just too much footage, but we found a place for the most important and the most interesting footage to live and it’s called “West Wing Week.” This week marks five years since we started this project. Today, we’re more than 260 episodes in, and we have never missed a week.
We consider West Wing Week a historical document. In fact, all the footage we take and post in high-definition is public domain. That means it belongs to you. What doesn’t make the cut is placed in the National Archive and will one day be available for viewing by historians, and whoever else would like to comb through the thousands of hours of footage we have logged.
On this five-year anniversary of “West Wing Week”, we would just like to thank you for watching for the first or perhaps the 260th time. We would also encourage you to take a look back -- all our past episodes are at YouTube.com/WhiteHouse and are a great way to remember where we have been as a nation over the past five years.
You can be sure that we will continue to take you into the White House and the Presidency with West Wing Week, your guide to everything that’s happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.