President Obama plans to appear on five of the Sunday newsmaker shows this weekend to make his case for healthcare reform, reports the New York Times, which calls that a presidential record.
He’ll be on ABC’s “This Week,” NBC’s “Meet the Press” and CBS’ “Face the Nation,” as well as on CNN and Univision. He’s skipping Fox News.
The appearances come on top of last week’s televised speech to a joint session of Congress, a Sunday “60 Minutes” interview and this week’s speech to Wall Street.
After seven months in office, President Obama had done 114 TV interviews, compared with 37 by George W. Bush and 41 by Bill Clinton at a similar point in their administrations, the Times says.