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Congress is trying to take televangelists from your televisions.
That's the argument from faith-based broadcasters who are pushing to preserve the nation's "must-carry" rules. The rules, which date back to 1992, require cable and satellite companies to pick up local broadcast affiliates—even the small, less popular stations.
Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., is pushing legislation to scrap those rules as part of a broader effort to deregulate the airways. Online video and expansive satellite lineups have given consumers so many options that the government no longer needs to decide who carries what, Scalise said.
National Religious Broadcasters President Dr. Jerry Johnson [says] "These long-standing carriage rules ensure that viewers can access the important and edifying programming their local Christian broadcasters offer free-of-charge."
Still, there seems to be some confusion about which broadcasters would be affected by the measure. Stephen Bell, Scalise's communications director, said that "noncommercial" broadcasters would get to keep their must-carry protections, but he would not specify if networks such as CBN, Trinity Broadcasting Network, and Eternal Word Television Network would qualify for that exemption.
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What would be next, pbs, NGO, all non profit organization etc... This is bad idea based on greed and everyone should contact representative about it despite your religious beliefs.