Biden readies for 1st news conference, White House tradition

FILE - In this Oct. 9, 1975, file photo President Gerald Ford listens to a news reporter’s question during a news conference at the Executive Office building in Washington. It was Ford’s first live nationally broadcast news conference since June 24. (AP Photo, File)

WASHINGTON — He’d led allied armies in the defeat of Nazi Germany only to find himself, a decade later, a tad intimidated before the cameras in an echoey room of the Old Executive Office Building, ready to make history again.