Obama sets several interviews

To meet with anchors from broadcast and cable nets

NEW YORK -- Two days after a Super Bowl exclusive with "Today" host Matt Lauer, President Barack Obama is extending his media profile with sitdowns with all the major networks.

Obama will sit down with the anchors at ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and Fox News Channel roughly back to back at the Oval Office on Tuesday. The networks will all air their interviews, done separately, over the course of the afternoon and the early evening. The interviews were requested, and coordinated, by the White House. It wasn't immediately clear how long the interviews would be.

On ABC, "World News" anchor Charles Gibson will be speaking to Obama about the economic stimulus and the rough confirmations of some of his Cabinet appointees like Timothy Geithner and Tom Daschle. Gibson's inteview will be on that night's "World News with Charles Gibson."

"CBS Evening News" anchor Katie Couric will be speaking to Obama; her interview will be on that night's "CBS Evening News."

NBC, which aired an Obama interview in the 5 p.m. ET hour on Sunday just before the Super Bowl, will have another go-round. This time it's with "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams.

For Fox News Channel, it will be the president's first interview with the channel since the election. "Fox News Sunday" anchor Chris Wallace will speak to Obama, and it will air on Tuesday's "Special Report."
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