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WASHINGTON (AFP) – US fans of the show 'Lost' can breathe a sigh of
relief Friday after the White House pledged a key speech by President
Barack Obama won't displace the premiere episode of the show's final

"I don't foresee a scenario in which the millions of people that hope
to finally get some conclusion in "Lost" are preempted by the
president," White House spokesman Robert Gibbs reassured the viewing
public at a White House press briefing.

US television station ABC has set aside a three-hour block on the
evening of February 2 to show the first episode of the wildly popular
show's last season.

But fans feared that President Barack Obama might choose to give his
first State of the Union address, which is traditionally delivered on
the last Tuesday of January, on the same day.

Most US television stations agree to set aside their
previously-scheduled programming to give the president a national
platform for his speech to a joint session of Congress.

Gibbs sought to allay those fears Friday, in response to a question
from a journalist from ABC's news program.

Since it began in 2004, the suspense-filled "Lost" has introduced
millions of viewers to a group of travellers stranded on a mysterious
island after a plane crash.

The show is the brainchild of J.J. Abrams, who was also behind the
series "Alias" and the most recent "Star Trek" movie.

Gibbs' comments came after "Lost" fans took to the Internet, creating
Facebook pages and sending Twitter messages to plead with the White
House not to create the scheduling conflict.

The White House declined to say when Obama will deliver the speech,
which he will likely use to push for his domestic priority of healthcare

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Could President Obama's State Of The Union Address Push The LOST Premiere Back A Week? Say It Ain't So, Mr. President!

Found this story at one of my favorite LOST blogs, www.sl-lost.com... Just thought I'd pass it along. It's not looking like good news...
Via Thewrap.com:

ABC insiders may soon want to tell President Obama to get “Lost.”

The White House is finalizing plans for this year’s State of the Union address and is said to be mulling two dates for the speech, according to a person familiar with the matter: Jan. 26 and Feb. 2.

So what’s wrong with that? Well, Jan. 26 would mean an interruption of “American Idol” — though Fox likely planned for that (or would simply tell the White House to take a hike, as it has before).

But Feb. 2? Other than the fact that it’s a holiday (Groundhog’s Day/TV MoJoe’s birthday), that’s the date ABC months ago staked out for the premiere of the final season of “Lost.”

Yeah, right. We know.

The White House has already royally peeved the broadcast networks by scheduling so many primetime news conferences and speeches during President Obama’s first year in office.

But forcing ABC to move “Lost”? Such a move could make the Tea Party protesters look lie flies.

It could make the wrath of Rush and Drudge look pathetic.

Plus, it would be really bad Dharma. (Sorry, couldn’t resist).

The good news, according to sources, is that the White House hasn’t decided to press the button on the Feb. 2 idea. No doubt ABC has made its displeasure with the date very clear.

After all, it’s not like the network hasn’t been airing promos for the Feb. 2 date every three seconds since November.

“Lost” fans may already be mobilizing to halt this madness. Particularly since logic would suggest ABC would be forced to move back the “Lost” premiere until Feb. 9 — forcing fans to wait another week for answers.

One Twitter fan (and apparent “Lost” lover) has already started a hashtag urging #NoStateofUnionFeb2.


Via Fancast.com:

An ABC spokesperson declined to comment on any possible change to ‘Lost’s season-opening plan until the State of the Union date is officially announced. A source close to production, meanwhile, said that one easy “fix” to avoid the conflict would be to let Obama preempt the 8pm recap special, then air the two-part premiere as planned.

Via: politics.theatlantic.com:

Hearing that the White House is leaning on Congressional leaders to move the date for the President’s State of the Union address — remember, Congress has to officially invite him — to February 2, in order to give House and Senate health care negotiators more time to get closer to a finished product. The President wants to be able to talk about health care in the past tense — or nearly in the past tense — during the speech, and doesn’t want to have to pretend that negotiations are over when they really aren’t.

Four More Weeks

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

I HATE WINTER!!!!!!!!!

If anyone thinks Seasonal Affective Disorder doesn't exist, just look at me between November 1 and April 1... If you're a friend of mine and I've been a complete jerk to you lately, let me take this opportunity to apologize. It's really bad this year... I think I need to see a doctor!

Oh well.... Every day I live through this cold, snowy, dreary crap is one day closer to spring and summer.... Patience is a virtue.