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None of the three networks plans to air Obama speech

Barack Obama
Kevin Lamarque | Reuters

President Barack Obama plans a major speech on immigration reform Thursday night, but the three major networks aren't providing live coverage.

CNN reported that neither NBC, ABC or CBS will air President Obama's speech. (CNBC, Fox News, and MSNBC will cover the event.) The president is scheduled to speak at 8 p.m. ET, likely to lay out a proposed executive action on the politically explosive and highly contentious immigration issue.

The White House will also broadcast the speech live here.

Obama's speech comes during sweeps week, where networks need to highlight their most popular programming.


Deadline also reported that the networks would not carry the speech live.