China News Service January 8th According to foreign media reports, US President Trump plans to speak at 9:00 pm on the 8th of the US East on the government's lockout and border wall issues, the US four major TV stations even did not broadcast the president's speech Habits, but after careful consideration, they finally promised to broadcast a speech at the request of the White House on the evening of the 7th.
It is reported that the White House issued a notice to the four major television stations, CBS, ABC, Fox and NBC, on the 7th, requesting TV stations to be at 9:00 pm on the 8th. Leave at least 8 minutes to broadcast Trump's speech, and Trump may announce a state of emergency on the US-Mexico border.
It is reported that the four major US television stations have no established policies on whether to broadcast the presidential speech, and the past practices have different. In 2006, for example, the TV station once served as President Bush's speech on immigration issues during the prime time broadcast, but in 2014, the TV station did not broadcast the speech of President Barack Obama.
The report said that TV stations have multiple considerations. As Trump may announce that the border is in a state of emergency and is a major national news, the news has become more complicated for the decision of whether the TV station is broadcasting live.
In addition, American TV stations generally arrange multi-million dollar advertising during prime time, so it is an expensive decision for TV executives to take away the original program and replay the Trump speech.