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TV Junkie: President Obama's Great Week of TV

"Saturday Night Live" head writer Seth Meyers gives his speech at the White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday
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President Obama pretty much had the best week ever and a lot of it was communicated via television. His vociferous critic and potential opponent in the 2012 election, Donald Trump, did not have such a great week. Trump looked like a spluttering fool after President Obama released his long form birth certificate. Trump followed that up with a profanity-laced tirade in Las Vegas (not very presidential), and sat stony-faced through Seth Meyers' White House Correspondents dinner presentation (here is part 1 and part 2 from C-SPAN) as well as President Obama's rejoinder. Trump reacted on Sunday morning on Fox News with complaints about Meyers and Obama along with the uncouth remark that Meyers "is a stutterer." What did we receive in our inbox this morning [not kidding] but a press release from Jane Fraser, president of the Stuttering Foundation, condemning Trump and rightfully so.

Oh, and then there's last night's announcement of the death of Osama Bin Laden which not only pre-empted Trump's horrifically bad show, "Celebrity Apprentice," across most of the country, but it was revealed that President Obama specifically ordered the creation of, and monitored the special program to hunt down Bin Laden shortly after getting into office - a mission that the previous administration had abandoned after only a couple years' effort.

TV news computer graphics artists must be busy at work now to recreate the raid along with composers coming up with bombastic scores. Can't wait to see how Fox News tries to spin the Bin Laden operation as bungled and unpatriotic. What was unpatriotic was the Fox News graphic last night that again had "Obama Bin Laden" captioned - that can't be a mistake again.
The TV Junkie Must-Watch Plan: "Attack of the Show," "Mad Love," "The Chicago Code," "Nurse Jackie," "United States of Tara," "Chelsea Lately" (Comic Josh Wolf; comic Brad Wollack; comic Heather McDonald), "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" (Actor LL Cool J; director Judd Apatow; Ambrosia performs)

7:00pm Attack of the Show! G4 - Attack of the Show celebrates its love for Japan.

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8:00pm Chuck NBC - Chuck's bachelor party turns up some uninvited guests; Ellie makes a life-changing discovery while investigating her father's company

8:30pm Mad Love CBS - Connie learns about Larry when they spend the day together looking for the camera he lost.

9:00pm The Event NBC - Sterling continues to investigate his primary suspect; Sophia manipulates a traitor in the White House; Michael and Leila attempt a risky rescue

9:00pm The Chicago Code Fox - Teresa and Jarek mount an investigation when a deadlocked jury acquits a corrupt city official.

9:00pm American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior Discovery - Junior and Mikey go to La. to discus a custom gun design with Will of Red Jacket Firearms

9:00pm Stargate Universe Syfy - Alien drones create a blockade which forces destiny to recharge in a star that could destroy the ship.

10:00pm Hawaii Five-0 CBS - After a famous photographer is murdered while doing a magazine shoot, Danny is happy to learn that he will be interviewing the swimsuit models

10:00pm Nurse Jackie Showtime - When the Saints Go

10:00pm Law & Order: LA NBC - Morales and Jaruszalski become suspicious while investigating a dangerous bank robbery; Rubirosa and Dekker disagree with Hardin's proposal

10:00pm Castle ABC - Against orders, Beckett travels to Los Angeles while investigating her ex-partner's murder

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10:00pm Sanctuary Syfy - Will is absent from the morning team meeting and the reason has him literally climbing the walls.

10:20pm James May's Road Trip BBC America - James and Oz search California for the best wines.

10:30pm United States of Tara Showtime - The Road to Hell Is Paved With Breast Intentions

11:00pm Conan TBS - Actor Will Ferrell; actor Paul Bettany; James Blunt performs.

11:00pm Chelsea Lately E! - Comic Josh Wolf; comic Brad Wollack; comic Heather McDonald.

11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actor Tracy Morgan; professional football coach Rex Ryan.

11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Actor Paul Walker; entertainers Donny and Marie Osmond.

12:00am Lopez Tonight TBS - Actor Mark Ruffalo; actress Yvette Nicole Brown; Rex Navarrete performs

12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actress Rene Russo; author Kristin Gore; k.d. lang performs.

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actress Mindy Kaling; actor Matt Lucas.

12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actor LL Cool J; director Judd Apatow; Ambrosia performs.

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