President Obama will participate in a round of television interviews Thursday afternoon as he continues to try to pressure Congress on his proposal to avert the so-called fiscal cliff through a public relations blitz.
Failure to reach a deadline by the end of the year would mean that $500 billion in tax increases take effect early next year, coupled with $109 billion in spending reductions, the first installment toward $1.2 trillion in cuts over two years.
The White House has likely chosen stations based on the area's congressional members. The stations are WPVI, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; WLTV Univision 23, Miami, Florida; WCCO, Minneapolis, Minnesota; and KCRA, Sacramento, California.
The interviews will take place in the Diplomatic Room of the White House.