There were actually several reference in the report I mentioned earlier (and others) indicating that the NAB has no problem with superstations. I used that particular quote because it was the most direct one I saw. I am not predicting what will happen with the supers when the statutory authorization expires. I was simply stating that the OP was incorrect when he said the NAB was discussing that authority (Same legislation, differnt authority) There is actually a lot less pressure for ending the supers than distant nets because any local station can already get a blackout of any programming that causes syndex problems and this generally results in a blkackout of the whole station. I will say again though that people continually predict the end of the superstations based on penetration rates of the Wb, the digital transition or other factors. We just need to be careful that the evidence cited really applies to the situation.