Watch President Obama Receive the Nobel Peace Prize!

November 10, 2009

Watch President Barack Obama receive the Nobel Peace Prize on a live webcast from Oslo, Norway, 1:00 p.m. CET (Central European Time), 6:00 a.m. EST and 9:00 p.m. CNMI time)

The White House reports that the President and First Lady left for the ceremony.

From the White House site:
Before receiving the Nobel, the president will meet with the Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg after which Mr Obama and First Lady will then meet with King Harald V and Queen Sonja. Later, the Obamas will participate in the Nobel Prize ceremony where the president will deliver remarks. According to Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, Mr Obama will mention the war in Afghanistan and his decision to send in more troops.

"We'll address directly the notion that many have wondered, which is the juxtaposition of the timing for the Nobel Peace Prize and -- and his commitment to add more troops around -- into Afghanistan," Gibbs said at Monday's White House briefing.
In October President Obama said that he was surprised and humbled to have won the prize and will accept it "as a call to action to work with other nations to solve the problems of the 21st century."

President Obama will donate the $1.4 million prize to charity.