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Pres. Obama’s Oval Office Address: News Notes

President Obama’s second Oval Office address was carried on the four broadcast networks as well as the cable news networks tonight.

On NBC, Brian Williams anchored. On ABC Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos shared the set. Harry Smith anchored on CBS and Shepard Smith on FOX.

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Following the address, FOX and CBS were first out, followed less than 30 seconds later by ABC and finally NBC. Williams had NBC News correspondent Richard Engel on set for a debrief. Engel reported live last week as the final combat convoy left Iraq.

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• On Fox News, Bret Baier anchored the address and discussed the speech for a few minutes with guests including WaPo columnist Charles Krauthammer, before handing it over to Bill O’Reilly. O’Reilly discussed the address with Alan Colmes and Monica Crowley.

• MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann anchored coverage and discussed the address with his colleagues Chris Matthews and Rachel Maddow.

• On CNN, Anderson Cooper and Wolf Blitzer anchored coverage with members of the Best Political Team on Television including John King at the magic wall and correspondents Arwa Damon and Chris Lawrence in Iraq.

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