Senators, CBS News President to Meet on Climate Coverage

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 07: U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) holds a news conference to announce their proposed legislation to strengthen Social Security March 7, 2013 in Washington, DC. Sanders and U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) are sponsoring the 'Keepping Our Social Security Promises Act,' which they say will increase payroll taxes on the wealthest and bolster Social Security without raising the retirement age or lowering benefits. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) (National Journal)

CBS News President David Rhodes will meet Wednesday with two senators who are pushing the big networks to increase their coverage of global warming, The Huffington Post reports.

Sens. Bernie Sanders and Brian Schatz led a recent letter from nine Senate Democrats accusing the networks of virtually ignoring the topic on the Sunday talking-head shows.

The letter is part of a broader effort by liberal Democrats to try and play offense politically on climate change this year.