People Tune Out The President

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By Brian 

The AP says President Bush’s Tuesday night speech attracted 17.9 million viewers, according to the preliminary figures from Nielsen. “By comparison, an April 13, 2004, news conference which started with a Bush statement about the war, drew 41 million viewers to eight networks. The president’s April 28 news conference, which also was carried on eight networks and focused on Social Security and energy legislation, drew 32.7 million viewers.”

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