President Obama will deliver a primetime Oval Office address on Tuesday, August 31st. The White House formally requested airtime from the networks for the speech, which marks the end of combat operations in Iraq.
Scheduled for the broadcast nets’ 8pm timeslot Tuesday: repeats of “Glee” and “NCIS” as well as new episodes of “Minute to Win It” and “Wipeout.”
Update: FOX broadcast will carry the address, which is scheduled to last 15 minutes. FOX will slide primetime programming, two hours of “Glee,” in the Eastern and Central time zones. ABC will carry it as well, with Diane Sawyer anchoring the network’s coverage joined by George Stephanopoulos. Jim Lehrer will anchor for PBS.