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Monday night alert (5/15), Bush to address Americans on TV regarding immigration

Old 05-12-06, 01:59 PM
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Monday night alert (5/15), Bush to address Americans on TV regarding immigration

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060512/...tion_bush_dc_1

Fri May 12, 10:00 AM ET

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Amid a clamor over illegal immigration, President George W. Bush will make his case for a comprehensive overhaul of U.S. immigration law on Monday night in a prime-time Oval Office address, the White House announced on Friday.

White House spokesman Tony Snow said the White House was asking the U.S. television networks to carry the speech live at 8 p.m (Midnight GMT).

Bush and many members of the Republican-led U.S. Congress are divided over how to address the issue of up to 12 million illegal immigrants working in the United States, with conservatives pressing for tougher border security.

Bush wants more border security along with a temporary guest-worker program for the illegal immigrants.

Why can't he wait until after the season finales?

Don't know how this will affect the network shows on Monday night, but hopefully they will not decide to carry this address.

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What? No...that's when Prison Break is on.
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ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
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Prison Break > illegal immigrants

Hopefully Fox will just let Fox News Channel handle the coverage and leave PB where it is.
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This better not mess up Prison Break.

Bush doesn't have the good sense to wait until after sweeps.
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Preempt God/Oprah's latest multimillion dollar celebration of Herself? I'm scared.
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wow, is that bumping everything & fucking up the 2-hour Grey's Anatomy finale?
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Originally Posted by GuessWho
wow, is that bumping everything & fucking up the 2-hour Grey's Anatomy finale?
I think that starts an hour after this does?
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he will give a drawn out speech about the immigrants and that blah blah blah blah blah... i dont care... WWE RAW doesnt start til 9...
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This may be the first time there is actually a TV show with a higher approval rating than the POTUS.
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He better not mess with 24 or Jack Bauer will have to come whoop his monkey ass.
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I remember when he did this a few years ago, screwing up the O.C.'s schedule and people were pissed. He made some comment a few days later that he was sorry for the viewers, or whatever. But fuck that, messing up my Monday PB/24 night!
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And this will likely REALLY screw up the DVRs. I'm going to have to pad the hell out of everything.

WB and UPN probably won't be affected, but ABC. CBS, FOX, and NBC might be. Fox could just push stuff back an hour and let the affiliates deal with whatever problems that causes in the 10pm hour. NBC has a two hour Deal or No Deal starting at 8pm, so I don't know how they'll deal with that unless they edit it down or bump Apprentice.
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I also forgot that the 2nd part of the Grey's Anatomy finale is scheduled for Monday.
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There are plenty of cable news channels for those who want to watch this. It's time for the networks to let go of this old idea of ALL carrying the President's speeches.
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Yeah if he does mess with 24 Jack Bauer will have to kill 2 presidents.
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Better not affect 24 or I am going to be even more pissed at him than I am now.
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It's not as if he is going to say anything earth-shattering. If there was anything urgent to say they would say it now and not wait 3 days to "announce" it.

Just issue a statement or hold a press conference during the nightly news. Any pertinent soundbites will be re-ran for the next few days anyways.
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"PRISON BREAK" SEASON FINALE AND SEASON'S PENULTIMATE EPISODE OF "24" TO AIR IN THEIR ENTIRETY AFTER THE PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS MONDAY, MAY 15, ON FOX

Air Times Move Up 20 Minutes in Eastern and Central Time Zones
http://www.thefutoncritic.com/pr.aspx?id=20060512fox01
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Originally Posted by Bandoman
The plots for Prison Break and 24 are much more believable than anything Bush says, IMO.
You do realize Bandoman those shows are Fiction right? Regardless I may not respect Bush the man but I respect the office that he occupies and if he has something to say that would affect the lives of millions of people I say let him.
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Originally Posted by DJ_Spyder
You do realize Bandoman those shows are Fiction right? Regardless I may not respect Bush the man but I respect the office that he occupies and if he has something to say that would affect the lives of millions of people I say let him.


Nobody's saying don't him let him talk.

There are plenty of sources outside the networks where one can hear Bush speak - cable news, PBS, radio, internet, or just read a transcript the next day.
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is deal going to air in its intierty?
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all the political stuff has been removed and/or edited.. please keep the politics talk to the politics forum .. while it's obvious it's effecting tv, the "political"ness doesn't need to be talked about in this part of the forum..
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Originally Posted by TJK18
is deal going to air in its intierty?

No - it is being shortened.
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