President Obama to Deliver Prime-Time Address on Oil Spill
President Barack Obama will deliver a prime-time address Tuesday to address the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that will be broadcast on all four major networks.
Obama, who made his fourth trip to the region over the weekend, will lay out the government's next steps in dealing with the disaster, senior adviser David Axelrod told Meet the Press on Sunday.
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The 15-minute address is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET and will air on CBS, NBC, ABC and Fox, according to reps from all four networks. The White House had previously asked TV networks for the time. The programs that were scheduled in the 8 o'clock hour include NBC's Losing It with Jillian, Fox's Hell's Kitchen and ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night — all of them new shows — as well as a repeat of NCIS on CBS.
CNN is planning special coverage of the address, beginning with John King, USA at 7/6c. MSNBC will provide coverage anchored by Keith Olbermann.
Calls to Fox News and the CW were not immediately returned.