Meanwhile...here's John Kerry's recent statement.
To his credit, he was the one who first goaded both to get this done, and told the FCC tto get involved, AND also called on binding arbitration to resolve this.
The Senator from Massachusetts and head of the telecommunications subcommittee is one major reason the Oscars are on Cablevision tonight...
“I’m pleased to see that common sense has been restored in these negotiations and that Disney and Cablevision have agreed not to make consumers the victims,” said Sen. Kerry. “Moving forward, however, we must assess the roots of these broadcast disputes and ensure that the rules of the road promote resolution rather than public conflict that strips consumers of the services the rely on. I will continue to fight to ensure the interests of consumers trump narrow interests.”