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ken_g Donating Member (249 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:15 PM
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Comcast now scrambling C-Span in Sacramento.
I dropped everything but basic cable a long time ago because I just had no use for CNN, MSNBC, etc. Damn I miss the Daily Show though. Now, starting today, comcast moved cspan 1 & 2 to scrambled stations. How can they do this? Isn't this tax payer supported?
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BlueEyedSon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:16 PM
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1. Write your congresscritters
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confludemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:16 PM
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2. No, cable industry supported n/t
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ken_g Donating Member (249 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:18 PM
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3. SHYSTE!!!
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glitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:54 PM
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11. as part of a deal with the government to get their license to channels nt
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globalvillage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:19 PM
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4. The cable industry sponsors c-span.
C-Span is a private, nonprofit busines created in 1979 by America's cable television industry. It's operating funds are derived from monthly fees paid by affiliated cable and satellite TV systems and other distributors of C-Span programming.

I would call, anyway.
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glitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:56 PM
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14. They purchase their license from us, the govt. Part of the deal was
they provide a few public interest channels, iow, cspan.
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marbuc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:21 PM
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5. That's crazy
C-Span is taxpayer supported, you have a right to access.
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globalvillage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:25 PM
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6. Nope.
It's not.
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marbuc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:28 PM
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7. who pays for it? eom
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globalvillage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:45 PM
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8. The cable industry, so mostly subscriber revenue.
C-Span is a private, nonprofit busines created in 1979 by America's cable television industry. It's operating funds are derived from monthly fees paid by affiliated cable and satellite TV systems and other distributors of C-Span programming.

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Lindsay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:47 PM
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9. That majorly sucks.
C-Span is about the only reason I keep my cable.
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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:50 PM
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10. Satellite Noise
I had a similar problem earlier...don't blame big brother...blame mother nature.

The C-SPAN and other cable signals on that same "bird" faded out for several minutes this afternoon thanks to sunspots. This is usually the case this time of the year.

Too bad it didn't fuzz out on Washington Journal's Fascist Friday.
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ken_g Donating Member (249 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:57 PM
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16. NO. They moved the channels from 28 and 29
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 06:58 PM by ken_g
A cable ready TV can only get the unscrambled channels up to 30 without a box - on this system anyway.
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ken_g Donating Member (249 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:01 PM
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17. Oh Geez!! As Emily Latella would say, "Never Mind".
DAMN IT. I thought those were scrambled. AAGGG.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:55 PM
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12. it's on channel 95 now.
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:57 PM
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15. there it is...
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:56 PM
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13. it's been moved to ch95...
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 06:57 PM by bridgit
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