To close the deal with voters, Barack Obama plans a 30-minute primetime appearance six days before Election Day.
The Associated Press and the Live Feed, a website covering the TV industry, are reporting that Obama has bought the time on at least CBS on Oct. 29. Live Feed said the extra-long commercial will also air on NBC; the AP quotes an Obama spokesman that the campaign is still negotiating with other networks.
Obama has already aired ads longer than the typical 30 seconds, including a biographical one this week, and has longer-form videos on the web. But it would be the longest campaign ad since Ross Perot bought 30 minutes before the 1992 election.
Obama has been outspending Republican rival John McCain on television.
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