The Origin Of Retrans, According To Chapman

Retired LIN TV CEO Gary Chapman recounts how the NAB board decided to go for it all in 1991 — a law that that would empower TV station to either demand carriage on local cable systems or demand compensation for permitting carriage. The article is excepted from an article that is one in a series on the 25th anniversary of retrans becoming law at the Library of American Broadcasting at the University of Maryland.