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Todd Shields

Cable industry wants to snatch airwaves away from 'talking cars'

Twenty years ago, automakers won exclusive rights to use a swath of U.S. airwaves for ultra-safe cars that would communicate with one another wirelessly, seeing around corners and averting crashes. That future hasn’t arrived. Now cable providers want to loosen automakers’ hold on the frequencies.

With Big Bird on HBO, broadcasters want to cancel kids' TV

Kids can get their fill of shows aimed at them on cable’s Nickelodeon or internet sites. So is it still fair to force TV broadcasters to put on three hours of children’s programming in blocks of at least 30 minutes every week?

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