President Obama has taken his fight for health insurance reform to many forums and outlets so far, but he's going to a new one today – talk radio.
The president will do a live interview this afternoon from the White House with talk radio host Michael Smerconish. Many of the questions are expected to come from listeners.
Smerconish's nationally syndicated show is based at Philadelphia's WPHT, which is a CBS Radio station. He endorsed Mr. Obama last year, but he is generally seen as a conservative. He is also an MSNBC contributor who has filled in for Chris Matthews on "Hardball," but he's also been a guest host on Bill O'Reilly's radio show.
CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller reports that the administration is expecting that most of the questions will be about health care, but other issues could come up.
Smerconish's show today will broadcast live from the White House today. The interview with Mr. Obama is expected to start around 1:10 p.m. ET and run about 30 minutes.
Later today, Mr. Obama will continue his health care push by addressing supporters at a forum sponsored by Organizing for America, the grassroots organization that formed out of his campaign last year.