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Fox Won't Broadcast Obama Speech To Congress

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First Posted: 10/20/09 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 03:00 PM ET

Unlike CBS, ABC, NBC and PBS, Fox will not be broadcasting Obama's speech to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday, September 9.

Wilshire & Washington reports that the network issued a statement: "The Fox Broadcasting Company will not air the Presidential Address to Congress on Wednesday, September 9 at 8:00 PM (ET). FOX's sister networks, Fox News Channel and the Fox Business Network will air the presidential address in its entirety. FOX will alert viewers with an on-screen graphic at the top of the 8:00 PM (ET) hour that the presidential address is available on Fox News Channel and the Fox Business Network."

And Broadcasting & Cable reports that the network will instead broadcast the premiere of the new season of "So You Think You Can Dance" at 8 p.m. as well as the first new episode of "Glee" at 9 p.m.:

Fox did not carry the President's July 22 press conference, which was also on a Wednesday night. So You Think You Can Dance wound up beating the press conference rating on any of its competitors that time around. Instead, the network directed viewers to sister cable network Fox News Channel.
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Filed by Marcus Baram  |