The Broadcast Networks Will Carry President Trump’s Prime-Time Address Live From the Oval Office

By A.J. Katz 

It appears that broadcast is following cable’s lead by taking President Trump’s Tuesday night address live from the Oval Office.

CBS was the first broadcast network to announce it was taking the address. According to CBS, the address is set to start at 9:01:30 p.m. ET and “run no longer than 8 minutes,” per the White House.

When the address is complete, CBS will break into its regularly scheduled Tuesday, 9 p.m. program, FBI.

CBS said that according to The White House, “topics will be the partial government shutdown, the crises on the border and the midnight deadline for federal paychecks.”

The Special Report will be anchored in New York by CBS Evening News anchor Jeff GlorMajor Garrett and Nancy Cordes will be available from D.C. Ed O’Keefe will be available in New York.

ABC, NBC, Fox Broadcasting and MSNBC are taking the address as well. Lester Holt will anchor an NBC News Special Report tomorrow at 9 p.m.  Shepard Smith will anchor coverage on Fox Broadcasting.

ABC News has not confirmed who will be anchoring the ABC News Special Report, but one would think it will either be George Stephanopoulos or David Muir.

*UPDATE: George Stephanopoulos will lead ABC’s coverage from New York with reporting by Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl and Senior White House Correspondent Cecilia Vega from the White House, Senior Congressional Correspondent Mary Bruce from the Hill and Chief National Correspondent Matt Gutman from Texas at the border with Mexico.

C-SPAN will air Trump’s speech live at 9 p.m. ET. Following the speech, the channel will field viewer calls.

PBS NewsHour will offer PBS stations nationally a special edition of PBS NewsHour tomorrow/Tuesday night starting at 9 p.m. ET, to include President Trump’s speech, analysis and the Democratic response.

Noticias Telemundo will broadcast the speech live from coast to coast at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.

Univision News will air President Trump’s prime time address live, and Univision’s flagship newscast Noticiero Univision will include reactions to the president’s address.