Obama Slates Primetime Press Conference For March 24

President Barack Obama has scheduled a second primetime news conference scheduled for March 24 at 8 p.m.

CBS is covering the conference, with Katie Couric anchoring from New York. It will be an Obama-hefty couple of days for the network, since it has scheduled a wide-ranging interview with the president on 60 Minutes Sunday, March 22.
Fox also will carry the one-hour press conference live in all time zones. Following the live press conference Tuesday, Fox will air a repeat of House from 9-10 p.m.
As such, Fox is bumping what would have been its Tuesday two-hour American Idol performance show to March 25. The one-hour results show that would have aired that night will move to March 26 at 8 p.m.
MSNBC is going to carry the conference as well, according to a spokeswoman.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.