Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Bush, fearing fans of The Office, to pre-empt Kath and Kim

President George Walker Bush asked for and recieved at 15 minutes of air time to deliver his farewell address before moving to Dallas, Texas next week.

The White House on Monday asked ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC for 10-15 minutes of primetime airtime for a live farewell address to the nation. It would be Bush's last public appearance until he greets President-elect Barack Obama at the inauguration on Jan. 20, the Associated Press reported.

The nets were officially noncommittal as of late Monday, but it seems likely that most, if not all, will grant the request, although some may argue that the address may not be especially newsworthy and will have plenty of coverage on cable and other outlets.

If the address sticks with tradition and goes at 9 p.m. ET, it would preempt or delay in East Coast markets tentpole shows including ABC's "Grey's Anatomy," NBC's "The Office" and CBS' "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation."
However, Bush realized that people want to see Grissom's last episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation or The Office so now he upsets the very few fans of Kath and Kim, which is now preempted with NBC's updated Thursday night schedule. Like anyone watches Kath and Kim? How is that show on the air?

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