Every President and First Lady leave their imprint on the White House. Jackie Kennedy’s Restoration and the Nancy Reagan China stand out.
One of Obama’s imprints has been the introduction of a WH videographer. The public, edited version of the shoots shows up as West Wing Week on YouTube. As with anything political, there is always criticism of what is emphasized, and what ends up being used on the campaign trail, but as the first person to hold that job, Arun Chaudhary told the NYT:
“When people in 20 years see the work that I do, I hope they’ll have a greater understanding of what the president is like personally and what the presidency is like as an institution,” Mr. Chaudhary said. “I’m hoping these moments I’ve saved and put out will even have a richer and more historical flavor.”
For instance, the video he shot of Mr. Obama and Elena Kagan, making bad jokes right before he officially nominated her to the Supreme Court? “What if that had been L.B.J. and Thurgood Marshall?” Mr. Chaudhary said. “In 20 years, that will be amazing.”