Presidential address 8 pm EDT September 8

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  1. sieglinde

    sieglinde Active Member

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    With a bit of sturm und drang, the Presidential address to a joint session of congress will be held on September 8th. MSNBC will carry the GOP Presidential debate in peace on Setember the 7th not disturbing Prime Time at all. The speech will probably be at 8 EDT and disturb chunks of your favorite summer shows. :)
     
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    JohnDG

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    Up against the NFL opener. :)

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    sieglinde

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    I would have no idea. I don't follow football. That unfortunately cannot be replayed on Saturday as a reality or other new show could be.
     
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    smbaker

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    At some point the networks are going to give up on the POTUS and stop interrupting TV for him. It's like somebody Tivo'd him and keeps replaying him from time to time to say the same old thing.

    We have plenty of 24-hour news channels, if people want to hear him there's an avenue for it. Interrupting television should be reserved for things that are substantive and important, not yet another political speech. If this so-called economic plan was substantive and important, then he would have already released it in print form rather than sitting on it until the most convenient time to interrupt prime time TV.

    Needs less speeches, more actions.
     
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    mattack

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    ...and would you have said the same thing for Bush speeches?
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    Pretty unlikely, since my favorite summer shows all seem to be on cable... ;)
     
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    Rogerallen

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    NFL season opener is on the 8th not the 7th. The thread title says 8th, the post says 7th for the speech.
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    No, the post says 7th for the Republican Debate.
     
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    Captain Video

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    I read somewhere that the WH, while not announcing a time for the speech, has said it would be over before the NFL game.
     
  10. WhiskeyTango

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    The speech will begin at 7pm eastern, the football game starts at 8:30. The speech is expected to be over by then.
     
  11. Hercules67

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    Quit the partisan sniping. This is a TiVo thread. :thumbsdown:

    It has been repeatedly stated that the speech will be over BEFORE the game starts.

    Also, all my shows are on USA network, so I miss nothing anyway.
     
  12. sieglinde

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    That means the speech starts when most people are still at work. (of course the speech is about jobs so maybe it is aimed at the unemployed. ;)

    I heard the same complaints when Bush was President.
     
  13. mattack

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    I'm on the West Coast, but even though I'm a late nighter, almost all Presidential speeches are happening when West Coasters are still at work.. (Really, most people don't actually go home at 5pm anymore??)
     
  14. Bierboy

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    ...but not the ignorant "commentaries" by the "experts"....
     
  15. javabird

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    Which is why it is nice to have a TiVo :)
     
  16. smbaker

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    Yes, I would have and I even may have. There's certain times when speeches are necessary (be it from Bush or Obama) and there's times when they're not. Give too many of them and it dilutes their ability to grab the attention of the public.

    Unveiling yet another policy proposal, one that was developed without the consent of the parties that would actually need to pass it (making it very unlikely that it will be passed), just doesn't qualify as something the public should be bothered with.

    This is true of whether it was done by Obama or Bush or whomever we have in office in the future. If they want to use the airwaves for political campaigning, let them buy airtime like everyone else.

    From the traffic on the roads, it looks like most people are going home at 3pm these days... :)
     
  17. sieglinde

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    :) Ditching work. Naughty naughty.

    Congress officially invited him so it is considered an important speech. Just my opinion but the snippit of the speech he gave today as a preview was interesting at least.
     
  18. Rogerallen

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    Yea...I really need to work on that reading comprehension skills. My mistake
     
  19. busyba

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    True, but it's not like Fox News Channel was going to have any football coverage anyway...
     
  20. TIVO_GUY_HERE

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    2 episodes of rookie blue on ABC that night , looks like starting 1/2 hour later
    CBS web doesn't show changes yet for Big brother fans.
    pretty much will record NBC all night.
     

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