A legal expert offers a recap on Washington's regulatory and legal moves affecting TV stations and the public as the Feb. 17, 2009, switch to all-analog, full-power broadcasting approaches. The FCC 1) expects to announce, very soon, the opening of a filing window for new applications by stations to maximize their authorized DTV facilities -- this would end a long freeze and give first filers in their markets priority over later filers; and 2) may exempt digital stations, before or during its June 12 public meeting, from the requirement of immediate updating of on-screen program guides when programs are preempted or run longer than scheduled.
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