Referring to President Obama

President Barack Obama pauses while speaking during a memorial ceremony, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Fort Hood, Texas, for those killed there in a shooting last week. President Barack Obama is reprising his role as chief comforter as he returns once again to a grief-stricken corner of America to mourn with the families of those killed last week at Fort Hood and offer solace to the nation.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

April 17, 2014 9:04:27 AM PDT
Many viewers contact ABC13 asking why the station frequently refers to President Barack Obama as "Mr. Obama" in our broadcasts.

For many years (and multiple presidents), ABC13 has referenced the President of the United States as "President" in the first reference, and "Mr." in subsequent references.

In fact, the President is the only person ABC13 gives the "Mr." honorific to on second reference. AP style actually only requires "Obama" on second reference.

Above is a video clip showing the full video from Sunday, April 6.

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