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Obama Giving Interviews On Syria To Six News Networks

US President Barack Obama speaks about Syria from the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, DC, on August 31, 2013. O
US President Barack Obama speaks about Syria from the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, DC, on August 31, 2013. Obama said Saturday he will ask the US Congress to authorize military action against Syria, lifting the threat of immediate strikes on President Bashar al-Assad's regime. Obama said he had decided he would go ahead and launch military action on Syria, but he believed it was important for American democracy to win the support of lawmakers. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama will give interviews to CNN, PBS, Fox News, ABC, CBS and NBC to air Monday, the day before he is scheduled to speak about Syria on Tuesday.

Politico's Mike Allen reported that Obama is sitting down with PBS' Gwen Ifill, CNN's Wolf Blitzer, Fox News' Chris Wallace, ABC News' Diane Sawyer, CBS News' Scott Pelley, and Brian Williams or Savannah Guthrie at NBC News, depending on doctors' orders about Williams' recent knee-replacement procedure.

Obama's interview with Chris Wallace on Monday marks a rare sit-down with Fox News. His other interviews with the network included when Bill O'Reilly interviewed him during the Super Bowl pre-show in 2011, when Fox News hosted the Super Bowl, and when Bret Baier sat down with the president in 2008. There is, of course, no love lost between Obama and the network.

Obama has been making the case for U.S. intervention in Syria, and is slated to address the nation about Syria from the White House on Tuesday night 9 p.m. EST.

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