Obama's Oval Office Speech Is A Relative Rarity
President Barack Obama isn't as fond of delivering speeches from the Oval Office as other modern presidents have been.By Matt Picht | December 6, 2015
For the third time in his presidency, President Obama will address the nation from behind his desk in the Oval Office.
Comparatively speaking, this is a rare event.
The televised tradition dates back to President Eisenhower in 1957, when he announced federal troops would enforce desegregation in Little Rock, Arkasas.