Barack Obama

Good grief, Charlie Brown: President Barack Obama has a prime-time address announcing his strategy in Afghanistan, postponing your classic holiday special.

The president's speech will also pre-empt some of the major broadcast networks' other programming Tuesday starting at 8/7c.

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The cable news channels — Fox News Channel, CNN, CNBC and MSNBC — will offer full coverage, including before and after Obama speaks.

The president's address led ABC to push its hourlong block of A Charlie Brown Christmas and Prep & Landing to Tuesday, Dec. 8 at the same time (8/7c). Fox will air a 90-minute So You Think You Can Dance (8:30/7:30c) while CBS will scuttle an NCIS repeat. NBC will offer a two-hour The Biggest Loser at 9/8c, skipping an installment of The Jay Leno Show.

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The president is expected to propose sending more troops to Afghanistan and outline plans for an eventual withdrawal. Obama is taking to the prime-time airwaves because anything that could be seen as an escalation may be a tough sell.