After reading all the forum entries about why WJLA won't spend the money to have the ability to show Jeopardy! and Wheel in HDTV, it makes me wish Allbritton would sell the station to someone else, better yet make the station an ABC O&O. There are stations in far smaller markets that have made the investment in the needed equipment to not only air these shows in HDTV, but have also made the switch for their local news as well.
Maybe when Oprah makes the move to HDTV... The way that show is overpromoted over there.!
Of course, This is the same station that pre-empts ABC programming at times for old movies, local news shows, Oscar "specials" and the like (extra commercials at the end of Jeopardy!) to generate even more ad revenue.
Robert, please convince your cheap bosses at Allbritton to get with the plan, please. If this was 1965. I bet they would be fighting you to go color.