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President Obama strikes again.
Obama announced plans for another televised prime-time event on Sept. 9 as he addresses a joint session of Congress to discuss health care issues.
That loud moan you just heard was from Fox, who will be faced with a major dilemma once again.
The premiere of the sixth season of So You Think Can Dance and the series premiere of GLEE are scheduled for Wednesday.
ABC has an episode of Wipeout on the schedule, CBS has a repeat of The New Adventures of Old Christine and NBC has a recap show of America’s Got Talent.
A time hasn’t be decided yet but if the speech is at 9 p.m., NBC would have to decide what to do about their new episode of America’s Got Talent.
Fox has shunned the President’s addresses in April and July and was the first of the big four networks to not cover Obama.
Fox reportedly lost nearly $6 million by moving American Idol to Wednesday-Thursday instead of their regular Tuesday-Wednesday during Obama’s second speech in February.
With the start of the fall television season right around the corner, the American public will have to rely on the networks to make the tough decisions about whether to stick with their original programming or preempt it for a speech that they could find on one of the many cable channels.
Kudos to President Obama for keeping the public informed on the issues in this country, but do you really have to disrupt my television schedule and throw my DVR for a loop?
I understand not everyone has cable but The White House and the networks should come up with a rotating schedule on who will cover Obama’s speeches. One network airs his speech while the other three can stick to their regular programming.