April 19 - Obama offers Easter greetings and urges Americans to remember ''the common thread of humanity that connects'' them regardless of faith. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) In his weekly address, U.S. President Barack Obama offered Easter greetings and called on Americans to look beyond their different faiths to foster a sense of community. "The common thread of humanity that connects us all - not just Christians and Jews, but Muslims and Hindus and Sikhs - is our shared commitment to love our neighbors as we love ourselves," President Obama said. "For me, Easter is a story of hope - a belief in a better day to come, just around the bend," he added. He also discusssed the Passover Seder he hosted at the White House earlier in the week.