U.S. President Obama talks about favorite childhood books as spoke to children in Washington, DC about e-book plan for students. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: U.S. President Obama spoke about his favorite childhood books as spoke to children at the Anacostia Library in Southeast Washington, DC about a government plan to distribute e-books to students. "I am still a big Dr. Seuss fan," he said as he talked about a plan to give low-income children access to 10,000 e-books. The plan includes $250 million in e-book commitments from publishers, including from the five major publishing houses: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH's Macmillan, CBS Corp's Simon & Schuster Inc, Penguin Random House, Lagardere Hachette Book Group Inc, and News Corp's HarperCollins Publishers LLC. The New York Public Library is developing an app to connect low-income kids with the books, and Obama will urge more communities to find ways to get kids into libraries.