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Franken: Put All NBC, Comcast Shows Online

Sen. Al Franken is a harsh critic of the Comcast, NBCU $30-billion proposed marriage. Now he wants Comcast and NBC Universal to promise that it will put all its TV shows online. He also wants assurances that programs areavailable to every one and not just people who get their Internet service through Comcast.

As Franken notes in his questions to the two companies: "The Internet is the future of the media business." The media is on board with that idea, but it's also not sure how to ensure that the Internet isn't the end of the media business. Various issues are being debated to determine a future media landscape: charging for more content online, adding more advertising or being more selective with what goes online.

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