His face appeared on all the network stations

@suspenseful (40316)
Canada
April 30, 2009 9:10am CST
Yesterday Obama gave one of his presidential debates and it was not about General Motors, and for some reason the Presidential debate was on the Central Time Zone and also the Pacific Time Zone at the same time. (Luckily we got to watch our other shows from ten on.) Now I know that if it is seven pm here in Winnipeg, MB and also in Minneapolis, Minnesota, it is not seven pm in Vancouver, B.C. or Los Angeles. So has Obama a godlike power that makes his debate transfix time? Or am I looking at something like that movie 1984 when Big Brother appeared at the same time on all the Tv channels in the world? Is this a bit scarey?
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
30 Apr 09
DIdnt see it happen but then even tho the time zones are there the stations can make the program come on when they want too . Just set up the program earlier
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
30 Apr 09
Yes but it was to be a live broadcast.
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
30 Apr 09
Really dosent matter if live or not even if its 9 pm in new york and 6 pm in California When the plane hit the twin tower I had 6 am on my clock and it was 9 am in New york and live and every one watched over and over again that damn plane!
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
1 May 09
CNN recorded it again and again. But is not a Presidential Speech supposed to be live?
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• United States
30 Apr 09
Everything relating to Obama is scary. What I found to a slip that Obama's minions must have missed was at 8pm when his debate was showing on all the other major networks FOX was showing "Lie to Me" which seemed appropriate for it to be on a the same time as the other lie program. Of course I watched FOX as it did not pretend to be anything but pretence.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
30 Apr 09
It does seem appropriate. We watched "Lie to Me" later on at 10 pm.
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• United States
1 May 09
Thanks for BR
@xfahctor (14131)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
30 Apr 09
They actualy cut in to regular programming for him on Canadian tellevision?????? Wow, how wierd. God, I'm so sorry, for that :( I couldn't imagine programming here being interupted for a conference with Harper, it just doesn't happen.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
30 Apr 09
NO way. We live in Canada but we watch the stations from Detroit, rather then the CTV and CBC, the exception being weather, local news, hockey and curling. So when I saw NBC, CBS, and ABC had the Presidental conference it made me a bit nervous. Of course, I am certain if there had not been something going on CBC, they would have put on the Obama speech there, but I was able to watch Criminal Minds on CTV. and did not watch CBC, not found of comedies.
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@deebomb (15322)
• United States
30 Apr 09
There's nothing scary about Obama being seen across the country at the same time. As you go west the tv programs we see are on an hour earlier. We watch tne national news here where I live at 6:30 and in Nebraska it will be on at 5:30 and so on.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
30 Apr 09
It is scary because we see the channels shown on our Tv listing because we get digital cable, and we get for instance, Survivor here at 7 Pm, but in Seattle, it is listed here at 10 pm midnight. So according to that, Obama's Press Conference should have pre-empted the show in Seattle that was listed at 10 pm on our listing (we are in the Central time zone) and was scheduled to be shown at Seattle at 7 pm. Now do you get it? That means that in Seattle, they pre-empted one of the afternoon shows, either the Judge Shows, or the Soap Operas. So Obama performed some sleight of hand.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
30 Apr 09
we donot have a television,so i couldnt catch up on this news but i do like to update myself on obama which is through radio ,newspaper or computer.
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
30 Apr 09
FOX was the only regular national network that didn't show him and , of course, they got some flack for it!
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
30 Apr 09
I watched Criminal Minds on our own CTV Network and then I watched Lost on ABC, but then I live in Canada. So if any of you down there can get Canadian Stations you can watch your favorite show then, of course you might miss out on the "whats on next week," but at least you will not see Big Brother's face staring at you.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
11 May 09
Maybe not godlike but he can I am sure talk the cable companies into putting what he wants up. And most would have been happy to oblige. It is just a timing thing I am sure. I didn't know about the 1984 movie Big Brother coming on all channels..but then at that time we didn't have television.
@dragon54u (31637)
• United States
3 May 09
I think it's closer to Big Brother. Why should Vancouver knock off other programming or postpone it to show that press conference? He's not your prez. He has no power except that given to him by the people and the people-those that holler the loudest, at least-seem to think he's one step below God. Yes, this is scary and I hope we make it through the next 3 3/4 year with minimal damage but I'm not optimistic.
• United States
1 May 09
I missed it, what did he "not" say.