David Hatch writes: "Reps. Jane Harman, D-Calif., and Curt Weldon, R-Pa. urged House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., to force some television broadcasters to relinquish their spectrum immediately to emergency responders. ¶ The proposal, detailed in a letter to Hastert, is meeting with resistance from The Walt Disney Co., Viacom/CBS, Univision, Paxson Communications and other broadcasters whose stations would be knocked off the air. ¶ The lawmakers asked Hastert to schedule a floor vote on the Homeland Emergency Response Operations Act or HERO Act, introduced by Harman last April 14. The measure, which has 38 cosponsors, would require broadcasters operating on four channels -- 63, 64, 68 and 69 -- to vacate the frequencies by Jan. 1, 2007. ..." Link: National Journal.