President Obama is hosting U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron this week, and it has been announced that the pair will be giving only one joint interview. It won’t be NBC, ABC or CBS, nor will it be Fox News or CNN.
Rather, the pair will be speaking to CBS Sports and Turner Sports during halftime of the first game of the NCAA playoffs Tuesday evening. CBS Sports’ Clark Kellogg will interview the pair, with the game set to air on TruTV. It will be Kellogg’s third time interviewing the President.
For Obama and Cameron, doing the interview during halftime ensures a much larger and more diverse audience than if it were standing by itself. From an audience perspective, one would prefer to be on a larger platform like CBS, but TruTV could see record ratings from this year’s March Madness tourney. Look for CBS News and CNN to take advantage of their sister divisions, and feature clips on their newscasts.
On a related note, CBS News has the only interview with Prince Harry as he travels in Brazil for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The interview will air on “CBS This Morning” Tuesday and Wednesday.
The full announcement of the Obama/Cameron interview, which includes a somewhat glaring error, is below. See if you can spot it.
TURNER SPORTS AND CBS SPORTS COMBINE FOR LIVE EXCLUSIVE JOINT INTERVIEW WITH PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA AND BRITAIN’S PRIME MINISTER DAVID CAMERON AT NCAA FIRST FOUR ON truTV, TUESDAY, MARCH 13 IN DAYTON, OHIO
CBS Sports and Turner Sports combine for a live exclusive joint interview of United States President Barack Obama and Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron on truTV, Tuesday, March 13 (6:30 PM, ET) during halftime of the first game from the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship FIRST FOUR in Dayton, Ohio.
CBS Sports’ Clark Kellogg will conduct the interview in what will be the first and only joint interview of the two Heads of State during this visit. This will be Kellogg’s third time interviewing President Obama as the President joined him in broadcasting the Duke-Georgetown game in January 2010 and played one-on-one at the White House in an interview later that year in April during the NCAA Tournament.
Kellogg will join CBS Sports lead play-by-play announcer Jim Nantz and Turner Sports’ Steve Kerr to call the first two games of the NCAA FIRST FOUR on truTV from the University of Dayton Arena.
CBS Sports and Turner Sports will once again have exclusive coverage of the 2012 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, with all games available live in their entirety across four national television networks: TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV.
The error is in this sentence: “CBS Sports’ Clark Kellogg will conduct the interview in what will be the first and only joint interview of the two Heads of State during this visit.”
Cameron is the U.K. head of government, while the head of state is Queen Elizabeth II.