Reality TV Trumps Bush Press Conference His party may dominate Washington, but President Bush did not dare go head to head last night with The Apprentice. TV networks said they wouldn't carry last night's presidential press conference if it went past 9 p.m., pre-empting reality TV. So officials rescheduled for 8 p.m. After an hour, the president said he would stop to avoid interrupting TV shows. Not that the networks would have given him a chance: Three cut away from the conference early.
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Reality TV Trumps Bush Press Conference

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Reality TV Trumps Bush Press Conference

Reality TV Trumps Bush Press Conference

Reality TV Trumps Bush Press Conference

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His party may dominate Washington, but President Bush did not dare go head to head last night with The Apprentice. TV networks said they wouldn't carry last night's presidential press conference if it went past 9 p.m., pre-empting reality TV. So officials rescheduled for 8 p.m. After an hour, the president said he would stop to avoid interrupting TV shows. Not that the networks would have given him a chance: Three cut away from the conference early.