NAB is calling on the FCC to put "an end to the cable industry’s continued practice of ‘overriding’ critical, potentially life-saving warnings offered by local TV stations during emergency weather situations." It made the comments in response to the FCC’s plans to revamp the nation’s emergency alert system. NAB argues local broadcasters’ weather warnings are routinely replace by "automated-and often outdated-canned announcement(s)." NCTA said the FCC rejected similar NAB complaints several times during the past few years.

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