I strongly and vehemently disagree, and stand by my dissent. If GE-led NBC hated Ed Ansin as much as you claim they did over the WSVN debacle, they would have never done business with him and worked to wind up on UHF instead. I do not know how many times I have to say this on here, and everyone seems to miss the freaking point. NBC affiliated with WHDH because they WANTED to, and because they NEVER truly had any ill will with Sunbeam and Ed Ansin. They may not have been happy with the circumstances over leaving WBZ, but WHDH was already in turnaround mode and eventually overtook WBZ for the #2 position in the market anyway (mind you, Westinghouse stations pre-1995 ran to the beat of their own drum, preempting network shows at will for their local or in-house syndicated fare). It was never "the only viable option." They WANTED to be there. They CHOSE to be there. So much so that they signed WHDH to a really long contract. Once Comcast took over, everything changed. But that's because the new Comcast leadership wanted everything to themselves, not because of an affiliation switch that happened at the tail end of the Reagan Administration. Good freaking grief.