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President Obama will address the nation from the Oval Office at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT Sunday. The address will cut into network primetime schedules.

The president is expected to discuss the investigation into the mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., earlier this week that killed 14 people. He’ll also talk about “the broader threat of terrorism — including the nature of the threat, how it has evolved, and how we will defeat it,” according to the White House.

The broadcast networks will break into their primetime schedules to cover the address, and the cable news channels will also air it live. CBS is planning a special report anchored by Scott Pelley that will interrupt part of a two-hour “60 Minutes.”

NBC’s coverage of the speech will take up part of its NFL pregame show. ABC and FOX will likely delay the start of their 8 p.m. shows in the Eastern and Central time zones.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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