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11/09/2009 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Gibbs, On Fox News, Criticizes Fox For Showing Dance Reality Show Instead Of Obama's Speech (VIDEO)

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs appeared on "Fox & Friends," the Fox News morning show, to preview President Obama's speech to Congress tonight on health care reform. Gibbs ribbed the morning show hosts about the fact that Fox broadcast channel is choosing to run the dance reality show "So You Think You Can Dance?" instead of the President's speech.

"I do hope the viewers of FOX will find a way to watch this speech tonight," Gibbs said. "I know the network, instead of dealing with the reality of millions of people on health insurance reform have decided to show a reality show called 'So You Think You Can Dance?'"

The Fox News hosts defended their sister network's decision, noting that the Fox News channel would be carrying the speech live. Gibbs replied: "I do hope people will check in to the reality of what's going on in America rather than the distraction of a reality TV show."

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For more from Gibbs about Obama's speech tonight, watch his interview with the "Today Show" below.

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