Monday, January 19, 2009

On the Tube, In the Tank

Tomorrow's inaugural coverage:

Fox, quite reasonably is devoting 2 1/2 hours. PBS seems somewhat even keeled with 3 hours.

It's hard to believe that "hard to stay objective" NBC doesn't have the longest coverage, starting only at 10:30 AM and cutting off at 3:30 PM for a mere 5 hours.

So just how cool is he?", "Does it get any better, or more beautiful, or more spectacular, than this?" CBS comes in next. They're kicking things off at 9:30 AM and running until 3:30 PM for a total of 6 hours.

Finally, ABC, will get to lay claim to it's initials standing for the "Always Barack Channel," with their 7 hour love fest from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM. I suppose ABC taking the cake is fitting given how they dishonestly made Palin look like a fool to help seal the deal for Obama.

Oh, and it's worth mentioning tomorrow's Prime Time line up as well:

NBC has their 59 minute special, "NBC News Special: The Inauguration of Barack Obama".

PBS (on a sub-channel) will re-air their earlier coverage, and on their main channel present the 1 hour show "Frontline: Dreams of Obama."

CBS has their 61 minute special, "Change and Challenge: The Inauguration of Barack Obama".

And ABC again makes sure to take the cake with a 2 hour "The Neighborhood Ball: An Inauguration Celebration" featuring "an exclusive look inside the Presidential Inauguration Ball, from the President and First Lady's first dance of the night to President Obama's initial speech of the evening, along with appearances by celebrities and musicians." This to be followed by yet another hour of Obamarama in "ABC News Special: A Moment in History: The Inauguration of Barack Obama."

Refreshingly, Fox is leaving Prime Time alone.

Over the next four years, it certainly looks like we are going to need a larger tank.

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