President Barack Obama today became the first president to appear on five Sunday network shows in the same morning, an extraordinary effort to build public support for health care reform, his top domestic priority.
Scroll through the slideshow below to watch notable highlights from the Sunday show blitz. Below each of the videos, you'll find write-ups of what was said.
Obama On Health Care
Despite so many weeks of speeches, town halls and interviews, Obama said he has found it difficult at times to make a complex topic clear and relevant.
"I've tried to keep it digestible," Obama said. "It's very hard for people to get their arms around it. And that's been a case where I have been humbled and I just keep on trying harder."
Obama told Univision's "Al Punto" ("To the Point") that the strong opposition to his plan is part of a political strategy.
"Well, part of it is ... that the opposition has made a decision," he said. "They are just not going to support anything, for political reasons."
On CBS's Face the Nation, Bob Schieffer asked President Obama about "rude" criticism of his policies, specifically health care.
"People get pretty rambunctious when it comes to our democratic debate," Obama said. "That's not new... We can be civil to each other" in our disagreements. Obama also downplayed these verbal disagreemenhts as "catnip to the media." (AP/Huffington Post)
We like the idea of change more than the actuality of it. Even those who stand to gain the most from improved health care, like the state of South Carolina, let the fear-mongering stand in the way of genuine progress.