Email Sen. McCain about burn-in

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  1. Jan Strnad

    Jan Strnad Screenwriter

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    You can send an email to Senator John McCain (Chairman of the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation) asking him for some support in regulating burn-in causing network logos. Here's the address:

    [email protected]

    He's now overlooking the digital TV transition, so other comments about that subject can be directed to him as well.

    Jan
     
  2. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    I suppose burn-in would have to be the "hook," as I doubt the senator would care much about aesthetic issues regarding the station bugs.
     
  3. Jesse Skeen

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    Considering the ridiculous rules the FCC has (like the "indecency" rules and a required 3 hours per week of "childrens' educational programming" on each TV station), a law against any constant onscreen display that is not directly part of the program should be viable.
    I read that a long time ago the FCC prohibited letterboxing though, as they thought people would think their display was broken. Don't know how long that lasted though as I remember seeing "Manhattan" letterboxed on broadcast TV a long time ago.
     

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