I can understand an argument for the other stations you speak of. There are more problems though. Short markets and orphan counties need to be dealt with once and for all. There not going away and need help to get taken care of. The NAB proves time and time again that they dont care about the customer. They only care about themselves. They really took the cake at both hearings this year. The first hearing their rep was clueless on what local stations actually charge for their channels and had never sat in on negotiations before and this hearing their rep worked for stations that had supposedly never had a blackout before. They also avoided directly answering why the 12 markets they are so concerned about dont offer repearters to better cover their DMA they paid for the right and demand their signal be used. Their weak signal they expect DirecTV to pay to extend for them. They make me sick! Just like every time there is a blackout of a local channel and they say get an antenna. What are they gonna do if millions and millions of people started getting their signals over the air for free? They gonna then raise their advertising rates? This hearing did such a good job of exposing the issues. They talked about the rate rates been going up and that if gas had went up at the same rate it would be over $140 a gallon right now. That was mind blowing and as clear a message about the greediness of the locals as I could ever imagine. If they really are that desperate for money, they need to come up with a better revenue model as times are changing and people will not continue to pay these absurd rates. Its time to really fix all this crap. Quit kicking the can down the road and really fix it!