Quick Takes: What do you think about the affiliates’ FCC petition on network abuses?

Mar 19, 2001  •  Post A Comment

“The affiliates want the networks to obey the rules. If the American system of localism and diversity is going to remain, there needs to be
a balance between the affiliates and the networks, and the rules have to be obeyed.”
Alan Frank, president, Post-Newsweek Stations
“I think the issues raised by the [Network Affiliated Stations Alliance] filing are serious. I think it would have been preferable to resolve them without engaging the FCC. I guess I would hope that would still be possible.”
Renard Mairui, general manager, KDRV-TV (ABC), Medford, Ore.
“ALTV doesn’t have a dog in this hunt, but we want a united industry. With free time on his hands, maybe Bill Clinton can mediate a much-needed peace treaty.”
Jim Hedlund, president, Association of Local Television Stations