I am both a AT&T subscriber and longterm Directv subscriber (17+ years), I would like to voice my displeasure over Directv's extortionary practices over local programing. We have recently lost access to our ABC affiliates in the Kansas City area (KMBC channel 9 and KCWE channel 29) as a result of Directv's practices of requiring local programing to pay a fee to provide otherwise free programming to Directv subscibers. Living in the country we have few choices in receiving our local programming and if this issue is not resolved soon we may be forced to cancel our Directv and AT&T services in favor alternative TV access.

This question, "LOCAL PROGRAMING," is about DirecTV channels, programming, equipment, and sports.