CNN’s town hall with Speaker Paul Ryan was originally scheduled to be held at the same time period. However, the network has pushed the start time back now to 9:30.
Presidential addresses typically deliver larger audiences for news networks. However, CNN will have to balance the President’s address and its viewers with the already scheduled town hall. Cable news networks typically have pre- and post-address coverage, but a CNN spokesperson did not answer TKNN’s inquiry about how this would affect their post-address coverage.