UPDATE: It’s official… Bush will speak at 9:01 p.m. EST

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As one of our astute commenters just pointed out, President Bush may make a formal speech about the recent financial market calamities to the American public tonight. The problem for David Blaine and his team is that it would likely start at 9:01 p.m. EST right when Dive Of Death is set to begin.

This could mean the opening chunk of the ABC special getting pre-empted for Bush’s first address to the nation in over a year.

We’ll keep you up to date on the latest as this develops but either way our Live Chat begins right here on iTricks at 9 p.m. sharp.