November 17th, 2009
11:08 AM ET

Obama in Japan: All (electronic) eyes are watching

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/11/13/art.press.cnn.jpg caption="CNN’s Ed Henry and Dan Lothian report on U.S. President Barack Obama’s arrival in Japan."]
Kyung Lah
CNN Correspondent

U.S. President Barack Obama landed in Tokyo, Japan, on Friday in his first stop of his Asian tour. The White House press corps jumped into action, watching the president’s every move. Not in person, mind you, but on TV monitors.

Due to security and agreed-upon pool arrangements, one camera shoots the landing and a pool reporter informs the rest of the White House reporters. It’s an unusual sensation sitting next to fellow correspondents watching pool TV and then reporting what they’ve seen on their TV channels.

I’m sitting next to CNN White House correspondents Ed Henry and Dan Lothian. They do this every day, following the president’s every move, his every word. How they report the news has the potential to affect governments around the world and the citizens of those governments.

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