The digital TV transition is causing a dust-up among some fans of WV Public Television.
Comcast cable systems are offering the digital programming from WV Public TV, but subscribers need to upgrade to a digital "tier" on the cable system and have a digital converter box. Those who do not make the change and upgrade will receive the Pittsburgh public station in their "basic" tier. Same holds true in the Eastern Panhandle where viewers will be getting DC-Metro stations instead of WV Public.
There is some top notch programming on WV Public TV including great shows that focus on local/state history as well as news/special event coverage.
I understand there are a lot of factors at play here--Comcast's "regional" system, the federally-mandated digital transition--but I am a big fan of WV PublicTV (and radio, too!) and hope this can be worked out.
WV Public folks are encouraging those who don't like this arrangement to contact Comcast their legislators, and also the municipality that controls the cable franchise (City of Wheeling locally).