September 20th, 2009
07:45 PM ET

The Emmy Awards Live Blog

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Jack Gray
AC360° Writer/Producer

Good evening and welcome to the AC360° Emmy Awards Live Blog. The winners, the losers, possible Kanye West interruptions…we’ve got your running commentary. And sure, considering all that’s going on in the world, the Emmys aren’t hugely important. But if you’re looking to get away from the bleak news-of-the-day for a few hours, then this blog is the place for you.

As for my qualifications to moderate this blog, well, I once saw Angela Lansbury in the grocery store.

We should point out that we’re not encouraging you to change the channel from CNN, but if you’re going to watch the Emmy Awards anyway, you might as well watch them with us.

And even if you’re not watching them, we think you’ll still enjoy the live blog. I’ll be with you from 8:00pm Eastern Time until the Emmys finish airing.

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September 20th, 2009
08:11 AM ET

Dear President Obama #244: Picture time: Uh, check the exposure...

Reporter's Note: President Obama is making a whirlwind tour of the TV circuit this weekend to talk about health care and other things. Some people say he is being overexposed. Of course, some people say I’m writing too many letters to the White House. What do they know?

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Tom Foreman | Bio
AC360° Correspondent

Dear Mr. President,

Overexposed? Heck no! Let people rant all they want about you riding the TV rails this weekend. If that’s what it takes to get people refocused on what you want to do, why not?

You have been at your best, I dare say, in the campaign and in office, when you have paid little attention to the conventional wisdom; when you have pushed aside “politics de rigueur” and gone with “politics de seat-of-the-pants.” I think it is because you have a keen sense of how full of horse manure many of the “party experts” are. As you pointed out yourself, a surfeit of experience of the wrong sort can be blamed for many of the problems we have today. Or as one of my favorite old sayings goes, “If everyone knows it, it’s probably not true.” (I wish I could remember who said that…)

In any event, despite a fair bit of weakening in your popularity, you remain the most effective advocate for your agenda. For that matter, you are still far and away much more popular than Congress, so why not use that popularity and fame to make things happen?