This was great. First, it further breaks the monopoly of the national media on the president. Second, it allowed the news people to ask questions about how national policy might influence their local situations. Third, it brought in points of view not often seen in the national media, such as a pro-coal publisher who framed his question in terms of the damage being done to the Kentucky economy by anti-coal regulations.
Wiley at Ricochet has videos set up so you can watch while the questions are asked and answered.
*Technically, one was the publisher of a local paper, not a reporter.