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Mr. Vascellaro goes to Washington

Posted by: Neal Justin under Behind the scenes, Local TV and radio Updated: December 12, 2012 - 4:57 PM



Frank Vascellaro and Amelia Santaniello/photo by Sara Glassman

What's good for the wife is good for the hubby.

One year after Amelia Santaniello got face time with President Barack Obama, her partner, both on-screen and off, is following suit.

Co-anchor Frank Vascellaro will get five minutes of time with the country's leader on Thursday, one of only four local anchors that will get the opportunity.

Vascellaro, reached on his way to the airport Wednesday, said he's more worried abou the logistics of the shoot than the actual questioning.

Although it's a short chat, it's not a short day. Vascellaro will be at the White House from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., geting briefed, touring the facilities and shooting from the lawn.

Vascellaro is well aware that Obama wants to talk about the "fiscal cliff," but he's planning on trying to slip some "Minnesota-centric" questions into the conversation.

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