Sunday, March 03, 2024

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Fox Programming Returns to Cablevision

Cablevision Systems Corp. said today it has reached agreement with News Corp. to return Fox programming to Cablevision. 

The channels will return to Cablevision immediately and in time for tonight’s World Series game and Sunday’s NFL match-up between the New York Jets and Green Bay Packers.

In a statement, the company said: “In the absence of any meaningful action from the FCC, Cablevision has agreed to pay Fox an unfair price for multiple channels of its programming including many in which our customers have little or no interest. 

“Cablevision conceded because it does not think its customers should any longer be denied the Fox programs they wish to see.”

Obama Tries to Rekindle Hope

By Uma Ramiah

www.ctmirror.org

Barack Obama came to Connecticut today looking to recapture the magic of 2008, when voters thronged to polls here to help him carry the state and Jim Himes unseat New England’s only Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives.WestportNow.com Image
President Obama addresses the Bridgeport crowd today. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

Now, as a struggling president looking to rev up the Democratic base on the last weekend before election day, Obama fended off a few hecklers and told an enthusiastic crowd in Bridgeport to ignore projections of mid-term losses that are expected to cost Democrats their majority in the House.

“You’ve heard it all from the pundits. You’ve been hearing it on TV, the wisdom that says you can’t overcome cynicism in politics. You can’t over come the special interests. You can’t take on the biggest challenges,” Obama said. “In 2008, they said you couldn’t elect a skinny guy with a funny name.”

Obama smiled and paused as laughter rippled through the Arena at Harbor Yard, the waterfront venue off I-95 for minor-league hockey and Fairfield University basketball.

More on story click here. A link to video of Obama’s speech is here.