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Update: State of the Union won't conflict with 'Lost' premiere

NEW YORK (WKOW) -- Fans of "Lost" are breathing a sigh of relief after word from the White House that President Obama's State of the Union address will likely not fall on the same night as the highly-anticipated final season premiere.

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs says he doesn't foresee a scenario in which Obama's address would fall on Feb. 2 and says an official date will be announced soon.

The State of the Union is traditionally held at the end of January, but some speculate the president will wait to see if Congressional Democrats can pass health care reform in time for the address.


NEW YORK (WKOW) -- Fans of the hit ABC show "Lost" are crying foul after finding the final season premiere could be preempted by President Obama's State of the Union address.

There's been word Obama may speak on the evening of February 2, the same day as the three-hour premiere of the series, about the saga of a group of plane crash survivors.

A Facebook group called "Americans Against the State of the Union on the Same Night as LOST" asks "When will it end?" after noting "A Charlie Brown Christmas" was bumped late last year for Obama's speech on Afghanistan.

Twitter comments Wednesday included "Leave my LOST alone, Skippy!" and "Come onnnn, Obama..pick another day."

The White House will not confirm when Obama is speaking. The State of the Union is typically delivered at the end of January but Washington insiders speculate Obama may delay, to give Congressional Democrats more time to work on health care legislation.

An ABC spokesman would not say whether the network would discuss moving the premiere.

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