[opendtv] Re: Fw: Re: Post on alt.tv.tech.hdtv of interest today

  • From: Craig Birkmaier <craig@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2005 07:25:16 -0400

At 2:55 PM -0400 4/10/05, Bob Turner wrote:
>You just hit on one of my pet peaves!  Our local market (Boston) is obsessed
>with the weather!  If we have a snow day, they offer all-day coverage to let
>us know it is snowing!  Once you decide to stay home or school is canceled,
>the last thing I want to know about is that it is snowing.  I am stuck at
>home and want to watch entertainment to escape from the frustration of the
>snow or find out what is happening outside Boston and its snow.  But all
>coverage is pre-empted to report that snow is falling.  That is why I seek
>out a more distant Station, e.g. Providence in order to watch regular
>programming.  Our local stations also pre-empt for Billy Graham Crusade, and
>many other reasons that cause annoyance and frustration.  That is why I like
>to have alternative station that normally duplicate what is offered in the
>local market.

What is this world coming to?

The audacity of terrestrial broadcasters to provide local 
news/weather coverage, or to provide air time to meet their public 
service commitments. Don't these guys understand that they are just 
the conduits for the national networks?


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