Big Three Will Carry Obama Speech; Fox Passes

Decision had been anticipated.

Last Updated: September 6, 2009 @ 2:13 PM

ABC, CBS and NBC will carry President Obama’s healthcare address Wednesday– but Fox, as expected, has decided to pass.

 

The speech will take place at 8 p.m. Eastern time, forcing some mild rejiggering for the three broadcast networks carrying it. Fox would have had to reschedule the season premiere of "So You Think You Can Dance" had it opted to broadcast Obama’s address.

 

In a statement confirming its decision, Fox noted the speech would run on Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network. It plans to alert viewers to that fact via an on-air graphic.