Don Ott, in his letter Jan. 8, talks about the commercial-free broadcast of the Rose Parade on KTLA Channel 5 in Los Angeles. He stated that this is an independent station.
Actually, KTLA has been doing this for about 30 years. And KTLA isn't independent, but is L.A.'s CW (formerly WB) affiliate, and has been broadcast nationwide for years, except in Fresno.
I've contacted the programming department of our affiliates here many times to see if it will be picked up here in Fresno, but nothing yet. I hope it happens some day.