In the interviews, the president accused Republican leaders of shutting down the government "in order to have a negotiation."
"Nobody's explained to me so far why you have to shutdown the government to have a negotiation, and nobody's explained to me so far why you have to threaten the full faith and credit of the United States in order to have a negotiation," Obama told the Tampa NBC affiliate.
The White House did not announce where anchors for Tuesday's interviews would hail from.
Earlier Monday, Obama traveled to a Washington-area food pantry to highlight government workers who were volunteering during the shutdown — and warn lawmakers that if they don’t compromise the U.S. stands “a good chance of defaulting.”
Obama said that there had been “some progress” in the Senate on a deal to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling and said he remained hopeful that a “spirit of cooperation will move us forward over the next couple of hours.”
The president's Tuesday schedule did not include a planned meeting with congressional leaders scheduled for Monday afternoon that was "postponed" by the White House to allow negotiations to continue.