Alyssa Mastromonaco sits with President Barack Obama aboard Air Force One in 2012. Mastromonaco served as the president's director of scheduling and advance from 2009 until 2011, then became his deputy chief of staff for operations from 2011 until 2014. Pete Souza/The White House hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend

Fresh Air Weekend: Obama's White House; 'A Quiet Passion'; Updating The Dictionary

Alyssa Mastromonaco talks about her years working in the West Wing. Justin Chang reviews Terence Davies' new film about Emily Dickinson. Kory Stamper explains how new words get into the dictionary.

Alyssa Mastromonaco sits with President Barack Obama aboard Air Force One in 2012. Mastromonaco served as the president's director of scheduling and advance from 2009 until 2011, then became his deputy chief of staff for operations from 2011 until 2014. Pete Souza/The White House hide caption

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Pete Souza/The White House

Fresh Air Weekend: Obama's White House; 'A Quiet Passion'; Updating The Dictionary

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