Secretary of State John Kerry will appear on all five Sunday talk shows this weekend, setting up the opportunity to make President Obama's case on Syria to the public and to members of Congress.
The practice of sweeping the whole Sunday lineup — known as the "full Ginsburg," for Monica Lewinski attorney William Ginsburg, who was the first to accomplish the feat in 1998 — is rare, and typically occurs when significant national or international news events develop.
Kerry's appearances will allow him to elaborate further on the evidence the White House has to support an attack and to outline possible steps forward.
On Friday, Kerry laid out the administration's case for a military strike on Syria as the White House made public its evidence that Bashar Assad's forces used chemical weapons.
“The American intelligence community has high confidence – high confidence,” Kerry said. “This is common sense. This is evidence. These are facts.
“So the primary questions is really no longer what do we know? The question is what are we – we collectively in the world – going to do about it?”
Kerry said the international community had a moral responsibility to act, adding that the national security interests of the United States and its allies in the region were threatened.
“It matters deeply to the credibility and the future interests of America and our allies,” Kerry said. “It matters because a lot of other countries whose policies challenge these international norms are watching.”