Ok, so a follow up question, what determines a local station that would be required to be re-transmitted? I'm curious about WCFE, the NY PBS station. I would consider that a local station, but I don't seem to be able to pick up any of their digital broadcasts. Not a big deal to me, since I suspect their HD programming would be the national PBS shows that I could get on WETK, but it certainly seems odd that I don't. (For what it's worth we get both the WNNE and the WPTZ HD broadcasts, and I don't think the WNNE signal would be considered all that local for Jericho.)
I suspect even if they were truly "local" the same law probably wouldn't apply to the broadcast stations from Canada (namely CBMT, the CBC station, which I would love to get in HD). Anyone know for certain?
Finally, a request to the OTA'ers in the Jericho area, what stations do you folks receive? I know I should be able to get anything broadcast from Mt Mansfield (WCAX, WPTZ, WFFF, WETK, WVNY) but can of you pick up WCFE or any of the Canadian broadcasts?