so the short of this is you don't think we will see MPT on E* in the future? I do not pretend to understand the laws, I am only going by memory from watching the debates on c-span. If MPT isn't in the first three, who are they? WETA, WUTP, and who? WNVC and WNVT, although they may be classified PBS stations, definitely do not show PBS programming, at least not that I've seen.