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.
But Obama prefers to use the doorway of the East Room for big events, like proposing military intervention in Syria, announcing the death of Osama bin Laden or unveiling the deal about Iran's nuclear program.
Obama's latest speech will discuss the shooting in San Bernardino, California. He'll also talk about the broader threat of terrorism and ISIS.
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