How to Watch Biden's First Press Conference - When is the Address - TV Channels and Live Streams
|How to Watch Biden's First Press Conference - When is the Address - TV Channels and Live Streams|
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday the president will hold a press conference on March 25, which is 64 full days into his presidency.
Biden’s press conference will come two weeks after Congress passed the American Rescue Plan, which Biden then signed it into law.
When is the address?
The president will address the nation on Thursday, March 11. Biden is expected to begin his speech at 8 p.m. Eastern from the White House.
Thursday is the anniversary of the WHO declaring the coronavirus a pandemic, and also the day former President Donald Trump gave an address announcing strict travel restrictions on passengers arriving in the United States from hard-hit portions of Europe.
Where can I watch and How to Watch: TV Channels, Live Streams
Biden's address will be live-streamed at US media outlets
The Press Conference will be broadcast on CNN, FOX, CNBC, etc, with access to the livestream on homepage and across mobile devices via apps for iOS and Android.
Here’s how the news networks plan to cover the event:
Biden's First Press Conference broadcast on ABC
ABC News will offer special coverage beginning at 8 ET with World News Tonight anchor David Muir leading the team. Earlier this month, Muir took on the task of leading coverage of major special events and breaking news as the network phased out the title of “chief anchor” that had been given to Good Morning America co-anchor George Stephanopoulos.
Biden's First Press Conference broadcast on CBS
CBS Evening News anchor and managing editor Norah O’Donnell will lead the network’s coverage at 8 ET, joined by Margaret Brennan and Nancy Cordes. It is part of CBS News’ weeklong “The Pandemic: One Year of COVID” series across its programs to mark the anniversary. Streaming service CBSN will also carry the speech live.
Biden's First Press Conference broadcast on Fox News Channel
The network will air Biden’s speech live at 8 ET.
Biden's First Press Conference broadcast on MSNBC
Chris Hayes will host “All In America: The Year We Meet Again” live from the Lincoln Memorial that will include Biden’s address. Hayes will be joined by White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain live on set for a one-on-one interview about the administration’s Covid-19 strategy.
Biden's First Press Conference broadcast on NBC
NBC Nightly News’ Lester Holt and Today‘s Savannah Guthrie will anchor a primetime special report at 8 ET to cover the speech live on NBC and streaming service NBC News Now. The pair return to headline a special Dateline at 10 ET featuring interviews with Secretary of Treasury Janet Yellen and White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain.
Biden's First Press Conference broadcast on PBS
PBS NewsHour will offer live coverage at 8 ET with managing editor Judy Woodruff as anchor and contributions from White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor; Capitol Hill correspondent Lisa Desjardins; and The Atlantic staff writer Alexis Madrigal, co-founder of the COVID Tracking Project.
The satellite radio network will cover the address live via The Progress channel (127) with commentary afterward from Dean Obeidallah and John Fugelsang, and the POTUS channel (124) with Brian Ross hosting and providing analysis. SiriusXM also carries the simulcasts of CNN (Channel 116) and MSNBC (Channel 118).
Spectrum Networks will air live network-wide coverage of the address at 8 ET and follow with Spectrum News’ political anchors and journalists providing post-address analysis and insights. It will be hosted by NY1 Political Anchor Errol Louis and include Spectrum News 1 North Carolina anchor Tim Boyum, Spectrum News 1 Texas anchor Karina Kling, Spectrum News 1 Ohio anchor Curtis Jackson, Spectrum News 1 DC Bureau Reporter Kevin Frey and Spectrum News national health reporter Erin Billups.
What's special about Biden's First Press Conference
"He will discuss the many sacrifices that the American people have made over the last year and the grave loss communities and families across the country have suffered," said White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Monday. "The president will look forward, highlighting the role that Americans will play in beating the virus and moving the country to getting back to normal."
US media outlets both on the left and right have aimed increasingly sharp attacks at the president over the delay, with The Washington Post noting last weekend that Biden's predecessor Donald Trump had given five news conferences by the same point and Barack Obama had given two.
Fox News has made the absence of formal press conferences into a constant headline.
Biden does take small numbers of questions from reporters, however, during daily events.
On Tuesday he answered two questions just before leaving the White House for a trip to Pennsylvania to tout his huge economic stimulus package.
Psaki, who speaks for Biden, gives a lengthy briefing to journalists every day, in contrast to press secretaries during the Trump administration who often went long periods without answering questions -- except on Fox News.
Critics suggest that Biden's team is concerned about the unpredictability of a press conference and that efforts are being made to restrict him to tightly controlled events, like a widely praised speech to the nation last Thursday.
But according to Psaki, Biden has not prioritized a press conference because his first two months in office have been consumed by the massive challenges of getting his $1.9 trillion stimulus package through Congress and ramping up Covid-19 vaccinations to end the pandemic.
The White House also says that while Trump spoke often to the media and tweeted at all hours, Biden has merely reverted to a more traditional -- and they say reliable -- model where his press office runs the messaging.
Biden's chief of staff Ron Klain recently poked fun at the mini-controversy, retweeting a satirical conversation between a husband and wife discussing how they'd received stimulus money, vaccines and good news about schools reopening.
"But I can't shake the feeling that Biden isn't holding enough press conferences," the wife finishes up by saying.
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