Broadcast networks whine about Obama in primetime

The broadcasters whine about their claimed financial losses as a result of Obama’s primetime press conferences. This THR article gives network exces anonymity, and quotes from the ad agencies who have a vested interest in protecting their own industry. Maybe they should all switch over to cable if they aren’t willing to abide by the basics of their agreement with the FCC:

In exchange for obtaining a valuable license to operate a broadcast station using the public airwaves, each radio and television licensee is required by law to operate its station in the “public interest, convenience and necessity.” This means that it must air programming that is responsive to the needs and problems of its local community of license.