President Barack Obama delivers an address on June 15 2010 concerning the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
An Oval Office Address is a speech made from the Oval Office in the White House by the President of the United States. It is sometimes considered the most solemn setting for an address made by the President, often delivered on or during an occasion of national disaster.
Some previous addresses include John F. Kennedy's 1962 news of the Cuban Missile Crisis, Jimmy Carter's 1979 "Malaise Speech", Ronald Reagan's speech following the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster in 1986, George W. Bush's Address to the Nation on the evening of the 2001 September 11 terrorist attacks and Barack Obama's June 2010 speech addressing the issue of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
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