Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Wall-to-wall Coverage

One way to get past the writers' strike - saturate the night with election coverage.

That's ABC's plan at least, as the network kicks off Super Tuesday coverage at 8 p.m. and goes the rest of the night with it.

I've never been a huge fan of election coverage in general. After all, how much can you really debate over a set of numbers? Things don't really get interesting until the candidates make their speeches, and with this being Super Tuesday, you may get a couple of concession speeches tonight.

The bad thing, though, is that when the networks predict a victory so early for a candidate in the East Coast states, it may influence votes on the West Coast. Some voters out in California may not bother to vote if a candidate has a strong run in the east.

Anyway, do you civic duty and go out and vote.

TUESDAY'S BEST BETS: If you aren't into heavy media coverage of the election, Fox is giving you a couple of options. "American Idol" (Fox, 8 p.m.) is having its auditions tonight in Atlanta, so local viewers may catch someone they know seeking their 15 minutes of fame. It's followed by the last first-run episode of "House," featuring the return of Cutthroat Bitch.

I believe "One Tree Hill" (CW, 9 p.m.) is also new, making election coverage look more attractive.

3 comments:

zodin2008 said...

Let's see...House, American Idol and One Tree Hill?

Yes, I am DEFINITELY watching election coverage with a trio of show options like that - yuck.

Actually, I have 2 season 1 "Brothers & Sisters" disks arriving today from netflix so I have another real TV option.

I agree - go & vote. It's your civic duty. My primary here in Virginia is next week and my wife & I thankfully are voting for the same indvidual - which doesn't always happen w/ us.

Misty said...

Hallelujah to the return of Cutthroat Bitch!

Phillip Ramati said...

Here's hoping Wilson can make his relationship with Cutthroat Bitch last longer than his other ones!