President Barack Obama's News Conference

Tue, 03/24/2009 - 8:00pm

The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer presents complete coverage of President Obama's second primetime news conference on Tuesday, March 24 at 8 p.m. on WXXI-TV 21 (cable 11) and WXXI-HD (cable 1011/DT21.1), while NPR presents complete coverage of his news conference on AM 1370 and WXXI-HD 91.5-2. It is anticipated that the President will talk about his budget proposal.



Cutting off the president

It is shameful that WXXI cut off our president during an important press conference to broadcast PSAs. I switched to Fox News to hear the last of the press conference. This unpatriotic, irresponsible, and unacceptable.

Personally, I believe any control room editor willing to cut the president off should be fired. There is no way that the following 5 minutes or more of ads for PBS was more important than what the president had to say.


Cutting off the president

Max - There was indeed a serious control room operator error. The President's speech should not have been cutoff. We apologize and are taking steps in ensure that this will not happen again.

Laura Garrison
Assistant Vice President for Individual Giving