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[08/25/10 - 12:36 PM]
NBC to Carry Obama Speech, Delays "School Pride"
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- NBC has signed on to carry President Obama's speech on Tuesday, August 31 at 8:00/7:00c.

The 20-minute address, marking the end of combat operations in Iraq, will be followed by "Minute to Win It" (abbreviated to 40 minutes in the Eastern and Central time zones) and a two-hour "America's Got Talent."

Separately, the Peacock has pushed the premiere of its new reality series "School Pride" from Friday, September 24 to Friday, October 15 at 8:00/7:00c. In its place the network will expand lead-out "Dateline NBC" to two hours beginning at 8:00/7:00c.

In a note sent to its affiliates, said move was billed as needed to properly market the series outside the crowded "premiere week" of September 20-26.





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· AMERICA'S GOT TALENT (NBC)
· DATELINE NBC (NBC)
· MINUTE TO WIN IT (GSN)
· SCHOOL PRIDE (NBC)











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