Members of the Senate Judiciary committee, which held its hearing on reauthorization of the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act Wed, seem determined to keep gathering info before deciding on whether the Senate version of the bill should be clean and if not, what it should include. But committee chair Patrick Leahy (D-VT) seemed anxious to move the process forward. Hear from NAB, WGAW, DISH and lawmakers.

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