President Barack Obama will present his latest jobs plan during a joint session of Congress on Thursday, Sept. 8, the same night the NFL season begins. But the White House promises that the Commander in Chief will be off before the 8:30 p.m. kickoff, reports NPR.com.
CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller tweeted about how the administration will deal with the potential conflict, saying: "Football fans take comfort. WH official says Pres Obama’s speech next Thursday won’t conflict with NFL opening game."
The website confirmed that the president’s broadcast will begin at 7 p.m. ET. NBC’s "NFL Kickoff 2011 presented by EA Sports,” featuring Kid Rock, Lady Antebellum and Maroon 5, will still be shown at 7:30 p.m. ET. But the game does not start until 8:30 p.m. ET, and Obama apparently plans to wrap things up by then.
It’s the first game of the season and pits the 2011 Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers versus the 2010 Super Bowl champs, the New Orleans Saints, from Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis.