Why? Because we said so and this is Afghanistan!...I meant America!! I'm so sorry to hear of the tragic news in Atlanta recently. I lived in Atlanta once upon a time and used to sit in on court cases in that very building for cheap entertainment when I was broke and in college. In a related note I’m a little ticked off to say the least about the federal ban on being able to view local network affiliate stations from other cities. If I'm correct the basis for the ban is some but not all local ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC stations got congress to pass a law that gives network stations exclusive rights to network programming within their respective markets. In other words in you live in Orlando you can only watch Who Wants to Marry a Complete Stranger from the local Orlando station and not Atlanta. It boils down to making sure the Orlando station can continue to make money from the local Ford dealership when the network breaks away for local commercials. I can understand this and will grant it that the local stations have an exclusive right to network programming in communities they serve. What I do not agree with is the 100% of the time total ban on out of town stations even when they do not carry national network programs, which is currently the case. Because of going overboard to protect market exclusivity on national programs local newscasts and other local programs are banned if you don’t live in the city of origin. Suppose you relocated from Miami to Atlanta but wish to keep up with the news from back home. Its illegal for you to watch the 6 o’clock LOCAL news from Miami if you are not physically in the Miami area. This despite that fact that the satellite signal is being broadcast right into your living room via satellite but it's blacked out. IMHO this is a direct assault on the 1st amendment to the constitution. Congress shall make no law that abridges freedom of the press. The way most people in 2005 get their news is via the electronic media. The fair solution is to get the law changed as to allow distant market stations on a schedule. If national network programming is being broadcast then block the out of town station from being viewable. But if local programming is being broadcast then let satellite subscribers see the channel. The satellite services already use this method when people order pay per view movies or if a game is blacked out locally. I would have loved to watch Atlanta local news here in Florida but because of this ridiculous and unconstitutional ban on out of town TV newscasts I cannot. It seems nobody at either satellite service cares and my own congressman won't reply to my email. I'm not asking to see network programs on 25 different stations. All I'm asking for is limited access to network affiliates only when they do not broadcast network programs. Does anyone agrees that this is not right?