C-SPAN will present the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals oral arguments on broadcasters’ challenge to the FCC profanity decisions live, Wed, 10am ET. The arguments also will be carried on C-SPAN Radio and C-SPAN.org. C-SPAN will repeat them at 9:15 ET Wed and at 7pm ET Sat. — Treat Williams and Kevin Pollack will star in Lifetime‘s original movie "The Staircase Murders" (Apr). — Si TV introduced "Jammin’" (Sun’s, 10pm), a series highlighting the dreams and trials of aspiring rock bands, pairing them with rockers such as Joan Jett and Los Lobos. Related interactive community "Jammin’: On Stage" will launch at sitv.com in Jan. — The winter lineup for Patriot Media‘s local sports programming includes 11 events featuring Rutgers and/or Princeton, and 20 high school sports games. — Beginning next month, The Outdoor Channel will offer nightly programming blocks oriented around themes such as big game hunting, adventure and fishing. — Versus will launch Dec 30 (10pm ET) its seasonal coverage of the National Lacrosse League. The schedule includes 15 regular season games, the All-Star Game and the Championship Game. — "American Chopper" rides to The Learning Channel Jan 18 (9pm), anchoring the new "Turbo on TLC" programming block.

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The FCC adopted a NPRM seeking comment on how to maximize efficient use of the 500MHz of mid-band spectrum available in the 12.2-12.7GHz band. The hope of the proceeding is to further a conversation as to

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