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Obama Immigration Speech: CBS, Fox & NBC Not Airing, ABC Undecided

Does anyone have a confirmation on this?

President Barack Obama will finally be making public tomorrow night what his plan is to overhaul immigration. However, while his primetime speech will postpone part of the 15th annual Latin Grammys, it will not be covered by most of the Big 4 – if any of them.

The administration announced today that POTUS will be speaking live from the White House at 8 PM ET on Thursday. ABC has the fall finale for Grey’s Anatomy on at that time while CBS has ratings powerhouse  The Big Bang Theory, NBC has reality show The Biggest Loser and Fox has Bones. As of right now, three of those networks will not see any changes in their November sweep schedules due to the speech.

While Obama’s speech will be seen on their cable news siblings, Fox and NBC  are not carrying it live on their broadcast networks tomorrow night. CNN, along with Fox News and MSNBC, will be showing the speech live. A CBS News division spokesperson says the network will also not be showing Obama’s approximately 15-minute address on Thursday night. The broadcast networks were not asked for time by the administration, sources tell me. The time zone difference will see NBC, CBS as well as ABC adding coverage of Obama’s immigration speech to the West Coast versions of their national nightly news shows.
https://tv.yahoo.com/news/obama-immigration-speech-cbs-fox-200832517.html;_ylt=A0LEVzz2Fm1UQsMAK6NXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTEzMWxncjY2BHNlYwNzcgRwb3MDMQRjb2xvA2JmMQR2dGlkA1ZJUDU0MV8x
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All I know is he has been saying for a while now that him taking action would be illegal and now he is going to take action instead of working with Congress. No longer a President but a dictator...ok not really.
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It looks like the Honeymoon is finally over.
Everyone knows how feel about Obama and couldn’t tell you when the last time was that I watched/listened to anything he had to say, but even I plan to watch this.
I don’t know what is going on but I find it hard to believe “The Biggest Loser” (no pun intended) will have better ratings than Obama’s Immigration speech.
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Check out Telemundo. That audience is interested.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nA5ZwSBEFik

LOL
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teeheehee
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"However, most of the major television networks announced they will not carry the remarks live, leaving it to the cable news channels and the Spanish-language network Univision, where Obama’s remarks will come right before the airing of the Latin Grammy Awards."
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obama-immigration-plan-will-shield-37-million-from-deportation/2014/11/20/3345d672-70dd-11e4-893f-86bd390a3340_story.html
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From what I read The Whitehouse never made a formal request to the Networks for the airtime. They posted it on FB. Here is one link and there are others.

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2014/nov/20/obama-immigration-speech-shunned-networks
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http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/first-read/could-republicans-defund-obamas-immigration-order-n252756

Could Republicans 'Defund' Obama's Immigration Order?

With Republicans livid over the president’s expected executive action to curb deportations, some are calling for a measure to deny the administration funding to carry it out.

But, according the top Republican in charge of deploying the House's power of the purse, that probably won’t work.

"The primary agency for implementing the President's new immigration executive order is the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS),” said House Appropriations Committee chairman Hal Rogers in a statement Thursday. “This agency is entirely self-funded through the fees it collects on various immigration applications. Congress does not appropriate funds for any of its operations, including the issuance of immigration status or work permits, with the exception of the "E-Verify" program. Therefore, the Appropriations process cannot be used to "de-fund" the agency. The agency has the ability to continue to collect and use fees to continue current operations, and to expand operations as under a new Executive Order, without needing legislative approval by the Appropriations Committee or the Congress, even under a continuing resolution or a government shutdown."

In other words, the agency would manage the newly eligible undocumented. The only way to defund USCIS would be to pass a separate law – something politically unpalatable and impossible to pass in the United States Senate.

(Some Republicans think that Rogers is incorrect. Rep. Steve King of Iowa, the most outspoken opponent of comprehensive immigration reform, said of Rogers’ assessment “I don’t believe that.”)

Still, the likely strategic roadblock means that House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority (soon-to-be-Majority) Leader Mitch McConnell will have to get creative to placate conservatives who want to block the immigration action entirely. A complicating factor? A spending bill must be passed by both chambers by December 11 to avoid a government shutdown, something that some conservatives say must be threatened in light of the president’s aggressive action on immigration.

Leadership sources tell NBC News that "there are a few options on the table” and that Boehner “is continuing to float some of the ideas and get feedback from members."

Some of those options: 1) Boehner could order the House counsel to sue Obama and claim executive overreach, thus sending this issue to the courts. 2) Boehner could pass a bill saying the House disapproves of the executive action, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid could let that come up for a vote in the Senate. 3) The House could pass a year-long government funding bill and then try to strip out other funds related to this executive action next year, when Republicans have more power.

It's unclear what path they will choose right now. But with the clock ticking towards another possible government shutdown, GOP brass must decide on a strategy in the coming weeks.
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The article may be too complicated for a lot of members here but, nevertheless, I want you to know that I appreciate it.
Thanks.
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Ahh, spoken with a true air of undeserved condescending arrogance. Now that I think about it, kind of like the president.
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You might get it. At least it's a possibility.
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On second thought I should thank you.
You made my point.
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....as did you.
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Yes I did.
There are members here who aren't real bright and you're one of them.
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Is anyone surprised anymore when the big 'news' stations don't carry news ??
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206807 tn?1331936184
Obama didn't go through protocal by requseting coverage. He has shunned them in the past and I think they were sendind a message to him. Like -BB King "The Thrill is Gone". Sorry for any bad spelling/grammer, I'm in a hurry.
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Im surprised when they don't carry the news. Pretty much all of them have been swinging from the Presidents tip for some time.  It is only recently that most of them decided its better to cover what Kim Kardashian's hind end is up too.
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