Monitor your Now Playing Lists - Bush to address nation on immigration Monday

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    Sparty99

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    GerryGag

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    AAARRRRHGGGH!!!! Not only the Prison Break finale but also the finales for How I Met Your Mother and Grey's Anatomy. Not to mention supposedly critical episodes of 24 and CSI: Miami (which had a continued story line).

    Why does he do this stuff during sweeps?!?

    Looks like I'm going to have to set some paddings up.
     
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    mwhip

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    I would be surprised if the networks run this over their season finales. Probably give us a crawl to tell us to tune to one of their news stations if we want to see it. And for those with rabbit ears will have to wait for the 10 o'clock news.

    Or alternatively they will just not start anything until the press conference is over.
     
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    VegasVic

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    There are enough cable networks to carry this drivel.
     
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    ireland967

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    I'm thinking this is the most likely scenario, the article states the White House has asked for 20 minutes at 8 PM eastern - easiest and least annoying way would be to delay the start of the 8 PM shows 20 min.
     
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    GerryGag

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    From the article:
    "The White House said it was seeking time from television networks for the president's remarks at 8 p.m. ET. Bush is to speak from the Oval Office and his address is expected to run less than 20 minutes."

    (oops...smeek of ireland967...we were typing at the same time!)

    Hence the need for padding. But this definitely going to cause conflicts/clipping for lots of people this week. What a pain!!
     
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    MsMurray

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    The non-fictional Commander in Chief has requested the networks to give him prime time this coming Monday in order to address the nation about immigration.

    I have no idea how this will affect the several shows I want to watch, tivo, and tape on Monday night. I may just have to tivo ABC for the night to get Grey's Anatomy and tape WB for Everwood and NBC for Medium or watch one of them. Hopefully, the networks will just forget their 8-9 p.m. slot and start as planned at 9.

    Yeah, interrupting May sweeps season finales will help him in the polls. :mad:
     
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    jehma

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    Darn it. The season finales already take some adjusting to get them all. 30 minute padding should be enough, don't you think?
     
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    GerryGag

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    The problem is you never know how much "commentary" is going to follow one of these things...
     
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    jehma

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    So the real trick is to see what the networks do at 9.
     
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    GerryGag

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    Or 8:30.
     
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    Let's make it easy and reveal what he is going to say right now:
    President Bush: "Heh heh heh I have solved the enrgy crisissss. We will let all them immigants into the kuntry and use them to power our motor vehiculars. They can push all our SVU's and cars so that we never have to rely on them terrurists again. "
     
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    MikeMar

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    Looks like i'll just record fox from 8-11
     
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    GerryGag

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    Prison Break at 8:00PM on Fox and How I Met Your Mother at 8:30PM on CBS are both season finales. The 8-9 slot will not just be dropped. Everything will shift.
     
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    MickeS

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    Hopefully this won't bother us here in the west then... it'll be on at 5PM here.
     
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    Amnesia

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    If Bush gets 20 minutes, don't the networks have to give another 20 minutes to the Democrats?
     
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    aindik

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    Today is Friday. That's plenty of time for the networks to decide what they're going to do on Monday and tell the guide data people about it so they get our TiVos updated. Let's hope they get it done.
     
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    FilmCritic3000

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    If he runs over and goes past 9PM Eastern, a door will pop open, Jack Bauer will enter, and yell, "THE SPEECH IS OVER!" before cutting transmission and beginning a new episode of 24. :D

    You do not tempt fate by potentially delaying "The Jack Bauer Power Hour"! :D
     
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    lew

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    Networks may handle this differently WB (Everwood) and even Fox may decide not to broadcast the speech. Some networks may delay their prime time 20 minutes, some 30 and ABC could just re-schedule the ball and start Grey's Anatomy on time.

    Thanks for the heads up. I think we may need to be actually watching TV Monday night if we want everything to record the way we want it to.
     
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    kettledrum

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    ugh.
     
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