Tonight at 10PM, ABC News Primetime will air from the White House in an event called “Questions for the President: Prescription for America“, hosted by Charlie Gibson and Diane Sawyer. ABC News web site describes the event as follows:
During the discussion from the East Room of the White House, President Obama will answer questions from an audience made up of Americans selected by ABC News who have divergent opinions in this historic debate. ABC News’ Medical Editor Dr. Timothy Johnson will also take part in the conversation which will focus on different ideas for how to fix the system and how proposed changes will impact our already fragile economy.
The health care conversation will continue on “Nightline” at 11:35pm ET.
Wednesday morning’s “Good Morning America” will originate from the South Lawn of the White House and will include an exclusive interview with President Obama. He sits down with Diane Sawyer to discuss healthcare and other issues on the nation’s agenda. Wednesday’s program will also feature portions of Robin Roberts’ exclusive interview with First Lady Michelle Obama.
Charles Gibson will anchor “World News” from the Blue Room of the White House on Wednesday.
The Republican National Committee requested an opportunity to present their Party’s views and expressed concern that “this event will become a glorified infomercial to promote the Democrat agenda.” Their request was denied by ABC in a response indicating, in part, that “no one watching, listening to, or reading ABC News will lack for an understanding of all sides of these important questions.”
Exclusive interviews with the President are hardly unprecedented, so is the RNC’s complaint valid? Do you think the program will fairly present all sides of the debate? What is the right answer for addressing the nation’s health care woes?
Also join us for a live discussion during the broadcast.