[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/09/17/art.obama.gi.jpg caption="Obama is stepping up his efforts to push health care reform."]WASHINGTON (CNN) - It appears President Barack Obama is keeping up the full court press on health care reform. The president headlines a rally later this morning at the University of Maryland in suburban Washington.
The president was the main attraction at another health care rally at the Target Center in Minneapolis Minnesota, Saturday, discussed health care reform in an interview that aired Sunday night on CBS' "60 Minutes," and spoke out in favor of reform when he addressed the AFL-CIO annual convention Tuesday in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
It's all part of a push by the White House to build momentum out of Obama's prime-time health care address last week to a joint-session of Congress.
That push will continue this weekend when Obama appears on five Sunday morning talk shows. The president will sit down with CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, and Univision. White House officials say the president will not be appearing on FOX. The president's interview with CNN will appear on State of the Union with John King at 9 a.m. ET this Sunday.
The White House says the president is not getting over exposed.
"I think the american people clearly get their information from many different news sources these days and the president believes, and has for quite some time, that people deserve to hear the reason he is making certain decisions and why he wants to do the things he does," White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said. "I think he believes that people get a greater understanding from those discussions.
"I think gone are the days where one outlet is where everyone gets their news, or one medium is where everybody gets their news," Gibbs added. And I think this is just an attempt by the president to speak to as many different people as he can on an issue that is as important as something like health care reform."