There's been plenty of debate about what the federal government has decided to keep open and what it's closed during the partial federal government shutdown.
Among those items not bearing a closed for business sign: West Wing Week, the White House's weekly inside look -- via video -- at what's happening at the White House. Narrated by principal deputy press secretary Josh Earnest, the White House bills it as the "guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue." This week's edition is titled "The Shutdown Edition: Week Two" and features First Lady Michelle Obama visiting federal offices to thank non-furloughed workers for helping out.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney referred ABC News' Jonathan Karl to the Office of Management and Budget -- which provided federal agencies with shutdown guidance -- when he asked "with apologies to Josh," how the White House could explain that the 4 minute show was "really a central government service" that wasn't subject to the shutdown.
"I would refer you to the Office of Management and Budget," Carney said, adding that the White House communications office "obviously is significantly slimmed down, as are so many offices here.
"But," he added, "Communications are a part of what we need to do at the White House."