September 15th, 2009
05:53 PM ET
5 years ago

President Obama to appear on Sunday talk shows

The president's interview with CNN will appear on State of the Union with John King at 9 am ET this Sunday.
The president's interview with CNN will appear on State of the Union with John King at 9 am ET this Sunday.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – A senior administration official confirms that President Barack Obama will appear on five Sunday morning talk shows this weekend. The president will sit down with CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, and Univision. The official said Obama will not be appearing on FOX.

The president's interview with CNN will appear on State of the Union with John King at 9 am ET this Sunday.


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  1. Mark

    More campaign rhetoric from this President coming on Sunday. Gosh, all he wants is to be in front of the cameras.

    September 15, 2009 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  2. Mike in MN

    Of course, why would Obama want to waste his time appearing on the cable news channel with the biggest viewing audience.
    Maybe he thinks only conservatives watch FOX and he doesn't care about conservatives because he only cares about people who vote for him.

    September 15, 2009 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  3. Larry S

    More lies . . . empty promises . . . but the liberal will believe . . . liberals, labor unions and welfare have the most to get from Obie . . . of course, they pay the least. It is just filty politics in general.

    September 15, 2009 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  4. Oh my!

    Why isn't he appearing on FOX?

    September 15, 2009 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  5. Ancient Texan

    Obama will not ever appear on Fox News, the thought of REAL, UNREHEARSED, questions scare him senseless. Only on NationalBarackChannel and the other LIB networks is Obama comfortable. No surprise here.

    September 15, 2009 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  6. bella

    Well, have all of you Media inteviewers got your 'TWISTING PEN" in hand? I'M VERY SURE, we'll all hear the TRUTH TWISTED, after these interviews! As you can see, I DON'T TRUST THE MEDIA! And I'm SURE I'm only one of a few million!!!

    September 15, 2009 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  7. Debbie

    Finally a reason to watch CNN again.

    September 15, 2009 09:54 pm at 9:54 pm |
  8. Sharon

    Of course. Why would he sit down with anyone from Fox. Afraid their questioning might cause him to reveal he doesn't know sh!t about the reform he's trying to cram down our throat? The fact that he chose the stations he did and not Fox, who is the only network remotely "critical" of him and his party, reduces his credibility tenfold with me. What little I felt he still had. Will be interesting to see if it comes out what questions could and couldn't be asked....or if it was anything goes. Catch him without his speechwriters and let's see what happens. How 'bout let's ask him some specifics about his health reform package. Let's ask him where it states that illegal aliens WILL NOT be eligible for public option. Or where it states that only citizens of this country ARE.

    September 15, 2009 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  9. Richie

    When will you change the name of this lame show? State of the Union is a speech that the President gives - using it is DISRESPECTFUL. Cut it out.

    September 15, 2009 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  10. Alex in Wisconsin

    Mr. President, You should talk to Fox News. You need to keep talking to people who refuse to listen, you need to address the unfair rumors, and you need to show the people who think Fox actually is interested in news that you aren't afraid to enter the lion's den to get Health Reform passed. Remember, use big words when talking to Fox, if these people aren't listening to the message anyway, at least teach them some new words.

    September 15, 2009 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  11. Grac

    Why should he go on FOX. I don't understand it. I know these people are highly educated but sometimes I do question their intelligence.

    September 15, 2009 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  12. Debby

    Good at least I still can watch Fox on Sunday.

    September 15, 2009 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  13. Dchat

    There is only one topic I would like to see each channel ask (which probably would only be covered by Fox, which is why Obama won't go on it):

    What is the "trigger" going to be that kills your healthcare reform when it adds a dime to the deficit, now or EVER?

    This is Obamas "read my lips, no more taxes" statement. Now or ever means, in 5 years, a dime to the deficit: what happens then? 10 years? 20 years? The answer will be "more cuts". But even "Meet the Press" and ABC's show on Sunday are finally starting to say it: this will mean massive taxes to the middle class.

    People are very naive to this.

    September 15, 2009 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  14. Vic of New York

    Fox should consider itself lucky. If I were President I would be eager to investigate the connection between FOX's so called "news" reporting and it's political organizing activities.

    President Obama has been way too MUCH accommodating in cleaning out the FCC of Bush-era patronage and investigating FOX.

    At a minimum, Rupert Murdoch has an unholy monopoly on the print media in this country and has been acquiring broadcast media while the Bush-stacked FCC has turned a blind eye - much as the Bush-stacked SEC turned a blind eye on the excesses of Bernie Maddoff and AIG!

    September 15, 2009 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm |
  15. Tim

    Who's in charge of carrying the telemprompter?

    September 15, 2009 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm |
  16. Lola

    Good, I am glad he is out here talking to us. He is a smart President and he needs to be heard. Some might not like what he says, but as we all know the truth hurts. Stay out there President Obama we do believe in you.

    September 15, 2009 10:33 pm at 10:33 pm |
  17. SBrown

    Note to Obama-The campaign is over and you won. Please stay off of the late shows, town hall meetings, House floor, Wall Street, Interupting my favorite TV shows, Beer Drinking Meetings and pack up your teleprompter. I would love to not see you for one day-that way I would know you are actually working. On second thought keep it up so nothing gets done. This is what happens when you are an empty suit-all talk and no walk.

    September 15, 2009 10:33 pm at 10:33 pm |
  18. cmitchell

    I am so tired of hearing the awful things said about our new President. It is amazing that some folks have selective amnesia. Who employs most of the illegal immagrants in the usa? Who cheaply hire them to clean their homes,watch their babies,work their fields and sweat shops. Give me a break. This country should fess up...Still angry ,still racist, still not willing to share the wealth and power.

    September 15, 2009 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  19. The truth squad

    Coward go on fox and get real questions

    September 15, 2009 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  20. KTX

    Obama, like Chavez and his good friend Fidel, cannot tolerate dissent. Another act of cowardice from that shady lawyer from Chicago. . .

    September 15, 2009 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm |
  21. frank

    Bush said Obama didn't have a clue! This coming from the man that single-handedly ruined my retirement fund with his war and shortsightedness on the economy. He doesn't know what a clue is.

    September 15, 2009 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm |
  22. Doug

    Maybe they will ask him about Acorn and SEIU?

    September 15, 2009 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  23. CP in Philadelphia

    Thankfully, the President has enough sense to not appear on FOX. I cannot bring myself to listen, watch or give even the smallest amount of attention to anything that pathetic "news" station has to say. Hypocrites, racists, pandering to the right wing...we need serious people, honest reporting and an audience who knows the difference.

    September 15, 2009 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |
  24. xargaw

    I salute the WH for not bothering with FOX. FOX is an utter disgrace to our national discourse. They have no interest in the truth, nor do they have any decency. It is a sorry state that the FCC does not have a framework to require "news organizations" to tell the truth.

    September 15, 2009 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |
  25. Anonymous

    Fox is an entertainment channel, not a news source. Maybe Dick Cheney and Joe Wilson are available to feed that lying network. It was a dark year in 1995 when Rupert started clusterfox.

    September 15, 2009 10:57 pm at 10:57 pm |
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