Obama will address the nation for the first time from the Oval Office. That it is the first time is remarkable in itself. No feedback. Just one camera. No cut-aways.
Obama plans to demand BP create an escrow account to make quick, fair payments to those affected by the spill, and from Congress energy legislation with a much broader scope than had been contemplated before the spill.
All four major broadcast networks will air it live, ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC., including cable CNN and MSNBC to air at 8 p.m. EDT broadcast, which is expected to last about 15 minutes.