Leading US TV networks snub Obama immigration speech

US President Barack Obama speaks on November 20, 2014 in Washington, DCThree leading US television networks — ABC, NBC and CBS — will not broadcast US President Barack Obama’s prime-time address on immigration Thursday, irritating the White House. NBC said it would carry the speech live only on its news channel MSNBC. ABC confirmed it would not carry Obama’s address on television but would feature it on all its ABC News digital platforms, including Apple TV and radio. The White House had hoped for broad prime-time television coverage of the speech in which Obama will declare his plans to shield millions of undocumented migrants from deportation.

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