Thanks for accepting my findings as your answer! I've reposted the
links below, with a bit of additional material.
"When [the CSPAN interviewer] referred to a bill pending in Congress
that would raise the fines for foul language, the president chimed in:
'Well, they're going to collect a lot of money when some of these TV
shows are still on.'
Bush rarely watches television, and when he does, it is almost always sports."
Daily Kos, quoting the Los Angeles Times
"George W. Bush...
Favorite TV shows: 'Biography' on the A&E channel; baseball"
Quest for the Presidency: George W. Bush
"Despite the lightly veiled references to a wilder side in his younger
days, Bush seems to live the traditional sort of life he preaches. He
calls home every night from the road. He refuses to use his 18-year-
old twin daughters to boost his campaign. He reads four newspapers a
day but watches little television. He writes thank-you notes by the
San Francisco Chronicle: Bush Pursues `Next Endeavor'
"They put an off button on the TV for a reason. Turn it off . . . I
really don't watch much TV."
-- President George W. Bush, C-SPAN interview, January 2005
TurnOffYourTV.com: Kill Your Television
"For privacy reasons, the Bushes do not use e-mail. They also don't
have much time for TV -- occasionally, they watch Country Music
Television, Johndroe said. The president, a former owner of the Texas
Rangers baseball team, told C-SPAN in an interview broadcast Jan. 30
that he mainly watches sports.
The couple have not caught 'Desperate Housewives,' Johndroe said, but
their daughters are fans of the melodrama on Wisteria Lane.
The Bushes have not seen their daughters parodied on "Saturday Night
Live" by Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. Nor have they seen Comedy Central's
popular fake-news broadcast, 'The Daily Show.' But, Johndroe said,
'They are familiar with Jon Stewart and his comments about Crossfire.'
(Last October, Stewart appeared on CNN's bipartisan scream fest and
told co-hosts Tucker Carlson and Paul Begala their bickering was
'hurting America.') At least one of the Bushes approved of Stewart's
message: 'Mrs. Bush shares some of the same sentiment that many of
those shows on TV have become one side yelling at the other and the
other yelling back,' Johndroe said, 'and no one has any idea what
they're talking about.'
The Bushes watch first-run movies once or twice a week."
Free New Mexican: The Bushes do culture their own way
My Google search strategy:
Google Web Search: "george w bush" "favorite OR watches tv OR television"
I hope this helps!
Clarification of Answer by
03 Nov 2005 14:38 PST
Here's another quote about George W. Bush's lack of TV-watching:
"The president told me in an interview that he lets Ari Fleischer sit
in on his meetings and sometimes phone calls with world leaders, talks
to him several times a day. And, interestingly, Bush doesn't watch TV
much. He calls Ari Fleischer at night to say, "How did the story
play?" And Fleischer will tell him, "Well, so-and-so played it
straight, but so-and-so was really biased."
CNN: Inside Politics