Obama to Buy out Networks for 30 minutes on Anniversary of Black Tuesday

The Obama campaign has bought a half hour block of primetime television - from 8-8:30pm ET - on Wednesday, Oct. 29, on CBS, NBC, and MSNBC, according to television industry sources.

The bold buy, first reported by the Hollywood Reporter and featured on the Drudge Report, will put the Obama show uninterrupted to American television sets across the country less than one week before election day. The Obama camp remains in talks with other networks to do the same on other channels.

Evan Tracey, chief operating officer of the Campaign Media Analysis Group or CMAG, estimates that 30 minutes of primetime network television would cost at least $500,000.

Source: ABC News

I can't wait to hear what he has to say. This is a great opportunity for a larger audience to hear his plans for America without the "media filter." Ha, got that from Palin, but in this case, so true. *wink*


T October 10, 2008 at 6:54 AM  

That's interesting. I didn't know that was legal. Something about networks having to give equal times to campaigns, etc. I should have paid more attention in high school. Ah well.

brightstarr October 10, 2008 at 10:20 AM  

He's buying the time - similar to buying ads on networks. If McCain can scrape up the money, he's welcome to do so as well, but according to this article, I doubt it. *wink*

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