President Obama quotes Roger Ebert in speech about the economy.
“I was fortunate enough to get to know Roger, and was always inspired by how he handled some really tough stuff,” Obama said. “He said, ‘Kindness covers all of my political beliefs.’ … When I think about what I’m fighting for, what gets me up every single day — that captures it.”
“Believe it or not, entertainment is, in some ways, part of American diplomacy,” he said. “Entertainment is one of America’s biggest exports.”
President Obama greets the crowd after finishing his speech.
President Obama gets a kiss from a supporter while greeting the crowd after stepping down from the podium.
President Obama watches Steve Martin and Jim Parsons perform their voices for characters in DreamWorks Animation production "Home."
President Obama visits actors Steve Martin and Jim Parsons on the set of upcoming DreamWorks animation film "Home."
President Obama gives Steve Martin some bow.
President Obama on the set of "How to Train Your Dragon 2."
President Obama with "How to Train Your Dragon 2" director Dean DeBlois.
President Obama observes the motion-capture process with DreamWorks animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg.
President Obama applauds motion capture performers on the set of "How to Train Your Dragon 2."