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Tonight at 8:00 pm EST, Dan Rather will have a 1 hour show on HDTV on Vets getting screwed by the VA after discharge from the military.

The bad part is , you must have HDTV to veiw this program, I think this new program was started by Mark Cuebing, it should be interesting. Rather was interveied on MSNBC about this and he seemed very disturbed by his findings as he said the show will be about "Veterans getting screwed".

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Gee Jeff- you would think this would be on every major network and CNN.

I dont have HDTV and don't see that it makes a difference-I get great reception on a sattlelite dish-

But does HDTV really make a big difference?

Is it worth the money?

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What HDTV channel is it on? Unless it is on a strictly HD Channel everyone should be able to see it. The reason I ask is that I have HD via my cable company but it is my understanding that they might not be the same HD channels offered by other cable/sat companies. I would surely like to see the program.



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As far as I am aware, HD channels are just a rebroadcast of regular channels. I have a HD TV and the programming is the same for digital channels as anolog except that say channel six on analog is broadcast as channel 6-1 on digital. (local air channels) and there is a 6-2 wich is the same station and is all weather.

I bought HD because I was getting a new TV anyway. It is better but I don't recommend a new HDTV unless you NEED a new TV.

As for the program, I'd like to know what network (ABC, NBC, TNN, CNN or whatever) is broadcasting it.

I agree with Berta, This should be on every major network.


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It is on Channel 78 or 79 at 8 PM eastern time and will be repeated on that channel.

But I checked the whole sattelite programming and this is only place I found it-on the HD channels.


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HDTV is HD only and done by Mark Cuban. Its on Satellite and Cable if you have an HD TV and subscribe to HD service.

I use Directv and have HD on two TV's and I love it. I pay an extra 9.99 to see 10 HD Channels and most of my locals in HD. Also Directv is sending all its channels in 1080 format so you really do see a much better picture. Like Ricky said if you need a new TV than I recommend an HD TV for two reasons. The price has dropped a lot to affordable and in a little over a year everything is supposed to be HD.

I am taping Rathers program and will try and hit the high spots.

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Sorry ,

It was HDNET, but not having HDTV I was interested in what it acually was investigated as you could see in his interveiw he was discusted by what he found.

At least this may be a begining for Vets to tell there horror stories in the VA maze.

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I watched it last night it was actually four different reports put together I would say 60 minute style. Its best was following Tammy Duckworth and her candid assessment that she actually was getting better treatment at VA than others but that VA was underfunded and not performing like it should.

Dan Rather's interview with Secretary Richardson was almost a home run. Dan asked the right questions but doid not follow uyp. You all will be gald to know that VA has all the money it needs and our treatment at VA is the best.

Probably the most telling part was the piece on a Iraq Veteran who was back and would answer questions one way and wife would contradict him. When they went back to follow up the wife was gone.

The show also said that Sen Obama has introduced legislation to require proper funding for VA.

600,000 Veterans have been discharged who went to Iraq and Afganistan and 200,000 have sought treatment at VA. It took me over 20 years to go to a VA after I was discharged.

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