Wisconsin TV Stations Punt on Obama Speech – Will Air Packers Pre-Game Show Instead
Barack Obama welcomed the Green Bay Packers to the White House in August.
Wisconsin NBC affiliates decided to pass on Obama’s speech tomorrow night. They will air the Packers pre-game show instead.
The Examiner reported:
He probably didn’t know it at the time, but when President Obama greeted Green Bay Packers quarterback (and California Golden Bears alum) Aaron Rodgers at the White House this August, he was shaking hand with the competition. And not because Obama is a Chicago Bears fan.
The NBC affiliate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, WTMJ TV announced yesterday they will not be airing Obama’s jobs speech at 7 PM EST Thursday night. instead they are opting for their own pre-game coverage of the Packers Saints game scheduled to kick off at 8 PM. Green Bay’s NBC affiliate, NBC 26, will also go with the Packers pre-game show over Obama.