06/08/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Network Execs "Seething Behind The Scenes" Over Obama Press Conferences

But executives at the Big Four broadcast networks are seething behind the scenes that President Obama has cost them about $30 million in cumulative ad revenue this year with his three primetime news conference pre-emptions.

Now top network execs quietly are hoping that Fox's well-publicized rejection of the president's April 29 presser will serve as precedent for denying future White House requests for prime airtime.

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