NBC to Interview Obama Monday, Show It Across NBCU Networks, from USA to Bravo to Syfy

As part of their "Education Nation" summit, NBC is granting a half-hour Matt Lauer interview on education to President Obama in the 8 am hour of Today on Monday. But that's not the half of it: TV Newser reports the chat "will be roadblocked across various NBCU Networks including MSNBC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, Oxygen, Chiller, Sleuth, UNI HD and Universal Sports."

Please start your "Obama on Syfy" jokes now. We haven't seen this kind of all-out NBC-networks promotion for a politician since Al Gore's Live Earth concerts in 2007.

This is the second NBC-U forum for Obama in days, coming right after a cozy CNBC hour-long session with John Harwood and disappointed Obama backers. 

PS: A sharp colleague reminds me that it bears mentioning, ahem, that the Comcast purchase of NBC-Universal from General Electric has been sitting on the antitrust division desk of Obama's Justice Department for almost a year. 

Tim Graham
Tim Graham
Tim Graham is Executive Editor of NewsBusters and is the Media Research Center’s Director of Media Analysis