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5/4/2000

I get my TV programming

Filed under:General — eric @ 3:50 am

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I get my TV programming via satellite from the Dish Network. I’m too far in the boonies to get any broadcast stations, but the FCC got it into its head that I was close enough to Atlanta that I didn’t qualify to receive any satellite network programming. I appealed, and they gave me ABC, CBS, and PBS. I don’t watch TV much at all, but with ABC carrying the NHL playoffs, I was very happy to get it. The only network show I regularly watched, though, was the Simpsons, and I was told that the Atlanta FOX station refused to allow me to get FOX off the satellite. I’d miss out on all the used car ads, you see. After really missing the Simpsons, I finally called the station and complained. The lady in charge of such things told me, after finding out where I lived, that of course I can get FOX over the satellite. They didn’t care at all, in fact. She mailed me a postcard to that effect. Now,I get FOX from New York and FOX from L.A. Net result? I can watch the Simpsons five times daily. Maybe I ought to start filling up VHS tapes.

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