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PHOTO: From Chaos Comes The News

TVNewser‘s Alissa Krinsky gave us a behind the scenes look at Chicago’s McCormick Place, the site of President Obama‘s victory speech, around 4 p.m. on election day.

Behind the clutter of monitors, lights and cameras you can see both local and international reporters in various stages of doing live shots.

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Obama Buys Up Tampa TV Time During Republican National Convention

President Obama‘s team plans to blanket the Tampa airwaves with ads during the last week of August while the Republican party holds their national convention in the area.

Obama for America has bought up more than $181,000 in ad time from Tampa stations for the week of the convention, Politico reports.  Obama’s campaign team spent $73,720 for 49 spots on Tampa CBS-affiliate WTSP, $54,500 for 75 spots on ABC-affiliate WFTS, and $53,750 for 42 spots on NBC-affiliate WFLA.

The Republican National Convention will be held August 27-30 in Tampa.  Recent poll numbers show Obama with a slight edge in Florida.

Man Assaults Reporter Over Racist Obama Sign

A man accused of displaying a racist sign targeting President Obama was arrested this week and charged with assault for an incident involving WGME reporter Steve Roldan.

Roldan was working on a story about the sign, which refers to Obama as the “N” word, for the Portland, ME CBS-affiliate when he came face-to-face with the man allegedly responsible for it. After a brief exchange, the man began grabbing at Roldan’s microphone and shoving him. Read more

Mitt Romney Rephrases Stance on Gay Adoption in WBTV Interview

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney used a recent one-on-one interview with WBTV as an opportunity to clarify his position on gay adoption.

Following President Obama‘s declaration of support for same-sex marriage last week, Romney has continually fielded questions about gay rights and, in an interview with the Fox Business Network last Thursday, he raised eyebrows when he said that it’s “fine” for gay couples to adopt.

Speaking with WBTV’s Paul Cameron, Romney backed away from that statement. Read more

As Obama Endorses Gay Marriage, Romney Affirms Opposition with Denver Stations

While President Obama was preparing to sit for an exclusive interview with ABC News, in which he would express his support for same-sex marriage, Mitt Romney was in Colorado, talking to local reporters.

Just hours before news broke of Obama’s gay marriage pronouncement, Romney affirmed his opposition to same-sex unions in interviews with reporters from a handful of Denver stations.

On Tuesday night, Republicans in the Colorado state house of representatives blocked a bill that would have allowed same-sex civil unions, so on Wednesday reporters from KDVR, KUSA, and KCNC asked Romney to discuss his stance on the issue. Read more

President Obama: ‘Weather Forecasts Would Be Less Accurate’ Under GOP

Speaking to reporters and editors from the Associated Press today, President Obama criticized the budget proposed by House Republicans, saying that it would lead to greater social inequality and less accurate weather forecasts. Wait, what?

“Over time, our weather forecasts would become less accurate because we would not be able to afford to launch new satellites,” Obama said. “That means governors and mayors would have to wait longer to order evacuations in the event of a hurricane.” [h/t BuzzFeed]

President Spends Valentine’s Day with Local Stations

President Obama spent his afternoon Tuesday sitting down for interviews with a handful of local stations–an activity that has become a regular part of the President’s schedule.

Those asking questions on Tuesday included WAGA‘s Amanda Davis, KLAS‘s Paula Francis, WFLA‘s Keith Cate, and WBTV‘s Paul Cameron.

President Obama’s interview with Cameron had special significance since the Democratic National Convention will be held in Charlotte later this year. Read more

5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Road Tripping with Obama and Watching McDonald’s McSitcoms

In this week’s episode of “5 Things You Need to Know This Week,” we go on the road with President Obama, call dibs on #Occupy spots, sample the new McTV menu at McDonald’s, and… there was one more thing… oh yeah, the World Series.

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President Obama Tells WESH’s Jim Payne: America Has Gotten ‘a Little Soft’

President Obama sat down with anchors from WTVF, WXII, and WESH on Thursday, trying to sell his new jobs bill.

WTVF’s Vicki Yates, WXII’s Cameron Kent, and WESH’s Jim Payne all got seven minutes with the President and, even though each interview had a local focus, Obama’s message appeared to be the same throughout all of them: things are bad but will get better, as long as my jobs bill is passed.

One notable exchange, though, came when Payne wondered whether his children would have the same opportunities as generations past. Obama responded by saying he feels that America has gotten “a little soft.” Read more

Obama Invites WTVF, WXII, WESH to White House

President Obama invited contingents from three local stations to the White House today for interviews focusing on his new jobs bill.

This morning the President sat down with Vicki Yates of WTVF in Nashville; Cameron Kent of WXII in Greensboro-Winston-Salem, NC; and Jim Payne of WESH in Orlando.

According to the White House, Obama wants to communicate “the need for Congress to pass the American Jobs Act now to put more people back to work and more money in the pockets of working Americans.”

WTVF, WXII, and WESH will begin airing portions of their interviews, which were limited to seven minutes, this evening. Read more

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