In deference to the Republican party's wishes, President Barack Obama has agreed to move his address to a Joint Session of Congress about a jobs proposal from Wednesday Sept. 7 to Thursday Oct. 8 so it doesn't fall on the date of the GOP presidential debate. The move coincides with the Packers' season opener against the Saints, noteworthy because the the Presidential speech would normally get national television coverage.
However, according to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com, the Presidential address will not overlap with the Packers game.
"Though an official announcement has not yet been made by the White House, Obama’s speech apparently will begin at 7:30 p.m. ET on September 8, one hour before kickoff of the kickoff to the season," writes Florio. "That’s the unconfirmed information we’ve obtained from NFL spokesman Greg Aiello."
Those in the Milwaukee viewing market won't have pre-game coverage preempted by the Presidential address.
"In the case of the Milwaukee market, (vice president of radio and TV operation for the Journal Broadcast Group Steve) Wexler said WTMJ would show the game, which is set for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff," writes Don Walker of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "The president's speech would be carried on a secondary digital channel, he said."
As for the rest of the nation, it appears as if the decision will be made by local affiliates, though the game itself should not be interrupted.
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