I understand ABC’s desire to maximize ratings, but is it really necessary to tape a Christmas special with President Bush in June?
WASHINGTON (AP) – It might have been 80 degrees outside but it was snowing inside Ford’s Theatre on Sunday, where President Bush attended a taping of an ABC holiday program.
Country singer Wynonna opened the show by performing “Winter Wonderland” on a stage decorated with white lights, Christmas trees and a sleigh. She asked Bush if he had done his Christmas shopping yet.
“Do you know what you’re planning on getting your beautiful wife?” Wynonna asked. “Whatever she wants, right?” The president’s response was inaudible.
The Ford’s Theatre gala usually airs July Fourth, but ABC will televise this event in December in an effort to attract broader viewership.