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Sinclair Plans National Rollout For Allbritton Cable Channel

HUNT VALLEY, MD - OCTOBER 12:  A sign on the Sinclair Broadcast building is seen in a buisness district October 12, 2004 in H
HUNT VALLEY, MD - OCTOBER 12: A sign on the Sinclair Broadcast building is seen in a buisness district October 12, 2004 in Hunt Valley, Maryland. Sinclair Broadcast Group, the owner of the largest chain of television stations in the nation, plans to preempt regular programming two weeks before the Nov. 2 election to air a documentary that accuses John Kerry of betraying American prisoners during the Vietnam War. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

David Smith, Sinclair president and CEO, said the main takeaway from Sinclair's $985 million agreement to acquire Allbritton is the "strategic significance" of the transaction--very definitely including Allbritton's NewsChannel 8.

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