I couldn't care less what some study said. It's irrelevant. What people say in a study and what they will actually do are two different things. Besides, "studies" are routinely rigged to achieve the result that the organization doing the study wants. Also, I have never advocated deleting local stations from cable. I am advocating importing distant stations in addition to continuing with the local stations. Advertising will continue to support the networks and the stations. Why should broadcasters, who are transmitting a "free" product, then be allowed to charge for it when it is rebroadcast by a satellite company or cable company? The satellite company or cable company is already conferring a benefit on the broadcaster by ensuring that viewers who could not receive the signal OTA will now receive it. Remember, not everyone with a rooftop antenna can receive every local station. Local reception is highly dependent on terrain. The viewer may be five miles or less from the transmitter, but, if there is a mountain in the way, the viewer may not receive the signal OTA. The viewer will receive it via cable or satellite. I agree a hundred percent. Try it, people will like it, and the sky won't fall. Rates are the only thing that will fall, and viewer choice will go up. Stations will have a strong incentive to produce programming for their local market when they face real competition.