Tonight, after weeks of anticipation, President Obama will finally unveil the details of his executive actions on immigration – expected to be one of the most sweeping immigration reforms in decades. His plan could shield an estimated 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation and provide a path to legal work permits. But despite the historic nature of the announcement, no major networks will be airing the statement. Officials with ABC, CBS and Fox confirmed to The Hill that Obama’s 8 p.m. speech from the White House will not be carried on their networks – because God forbid it fuck up sweeps. CNN reported that NBC would not be carrying the address either, opting to stick with it’s regularly scheduled programming “The Biggest Loser: Glory Days.” The joke practically writes itself.
Luckily, there are other places you can catch the announcement. Univision is bumping the Latin Grammys to air the speech, and cable channels MSNBC, CNN and Fox News will also air it. You can also livestream the announcement here: