Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Wednesday TV Preview

State of the Union: Tomorrow evening, President Bush will deliver his annual State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress. The Constitution requires that the President "shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union ...." This was not always an annual event. In fact, the "information" has at times been given in written form. Now, the State of the Union is given each year as a speech in primetime. The speech will be at 9 p.m. and will air on most networks and cable news channels.

College Basketball: Okay, let's be honest. State of the Union adresses can be a bit boring. They either contain a lot of policy details or say nothing meaningful at all. They're rarely soaring and inspiring. What will be soaring and inspiring will be the Duke/Wake game which is airing on ESPN at 9 p.m. -- opposite the State of the Union. Choosing between these two will be a real moral dilemma for me.