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Dec 9, 2002  •  Post A Comment

“Making available more local time to run ad inventory is a good move. Sinclair’s recent Fox affiliate buyback agreement is such a move. I think that local broadcasters ought to take back lost ground with cable.”
Mark Aitken, director, advanced technology, Sinclair Broadcast Group
“More shows fail than succeed, so maybe it would be worthwhile not to have to prop up as many shows no one watches. But isn’t three hours of prime time a night a right? It increases the chance of a hit, in that blind-pig-finds-an-acorn way.”
Bill Goodykoontz, TV critic/columnist, The (Phoenix) Arizona Republic
“I can see one big drawback to the networks’ giving the locals an hour in prime time, and that would be the demise of the dramatic series. I don’t see the networks pushing dramas into what their two-hour prime-time block would be.”
Richard Frost, production continuity director, Radio First