Major American TV networks did not air Obama speech on immigration

Global News

WATCH ABOVE: In his address to the nation, U.S. President Barack Obama announced he will be taking executive action to amend immigration policy

NEW YORK – ABC, CBS and NBC decided against covering President Barack Obama’s speech on immigration live on Thursday, although the Spanish-language Univision network delayed its telecast of the Latin Grammy Awards to show the address.

The news networks CNN, Fox News Channel and MSNBC all aired Obama live.

During the speech Obama announced that he is ordering federal action on immigration, angering Republican leaders in Congress.

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The major broadcast networks generally carry presidential speeches on matters of national security and other important issues. But there can be a reluctance in executive suites if an anticipated address is seen as heavily political in nature.

It’s not clear if that’s the reasoning here. CBS News, through…

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