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ABC, CBS Broadcast President Live, NBC Does Not

Just after 8amET, as President Bush took to the Rose Garden to outline how some of the $700 billion bailout bill will be spent, ABC’s Good Morning America and CBS’ The Early Show interrupted their morning broadcasts to carry the speech. NBC’s Today show did not. As the president began to speak, NBC’s White House correspondent Kevin Corke did a live report for Today about what the president was going to say. As the president finished the short speech, Today was promoting a segment with actress Maureen McCormick, aka Marcia Brady.

Cable news networks CNBC, MSNBC, FNC, FBN and CNN all carried the remarks live.

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