James S. Brady Press Briefing Room Historical Photo Essay

President George W. Bush addresses the media during a press conference in the White House's James S. Brady Press Briefing Room March 13, 2002. Just one day after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer answers reporters' questions, September 12, 2001. Reporters prepare for a press conference by President Bush in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room, March 13, 2002.  Homeland Security Adviser Tom Ridge holds a press conference during a homeland security briefing October 22, 2001.
President Richard Nixon talks with reporters in the new Press Briefing Room April 17, 1970. The room was built over the site of Franklin Roosevelt's swimming pool. President Reagan announces the Campaign against Drug Abuse and answers questions in the White House Press Briefing Room August 4, 1986. Reporters jump over tables in the White House to pick up press releases about the Japanese surrender, August 14, 1945. President Lyndon Johnson and General William Westmoreland speak to reporters in the "stake out" area outside the West Wing April 7, 1968.

Enjoy photographs capturing events and occurrences in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room. The top row is a collection taken during President George W. Bush's administration. The bottom row highlights historical events in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room.