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The Royal Wedding

Updated: 05/02/2011 - Prince William & Catherine Middleton
Friday, April 29, 2011 at Westminster Abbey

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The Royal Wedding

Updated: 04/27/2011 - Prince William & Catherine Middleton
Friday, April 29, 2011 at Westminster Abbey

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Satelliete Waiver Information

Posted: 04/07/2011 - UPDATED, APRIL 2011 After many years of waiting by WTAP and residents of the Mid-Ohio Valley, WTAP’s NBC and FOX Parkersburg stations were launched by DISH on June 3, 2010. That means that DISH customers in Wood, Washington and Pleasants counties can now receive these two local stations, rather than distant NBC or FOX stations. When a customer activates these local stations, he or she will also begin receiving ABC and CBS stations from Clarksburg and a national feed of PBS. Also in June 2010, Gray Television and DirecTV entered into an agreement that will allow DirecTV customers in those same three counties to automatically receive distant (NBC or LA) NBC and FOX affiliates if they so choose. This effectively brings an end to the long-standing “waiver” process that had been in place for more than 10 years, to determine who was and who was not eligible to receive distant signals via satellite in place of the local stations. If you are a DISH customer, you can now subscribe to WTAP’s NBC and FOX Parkersburg stations as your NBC and FOX stations and the Clarksburg stations as your ABC and CBS stations. Contact Dish or your local Dish retailer/installer. If you’re a DirecTV customer, you cannot yet receive WTAP’s NBC and FOX Parkersburg stations, but you will be permitted to receive the NY or LA NBC and FOX stations without having to go through the waiver process. DirecTV has WTAP’s permission to launch its local stations whenever DirecTV wants to do so. The ball is entirely in DirecTV’s court to do so. The reason why this service and policy only affect Wood, Washington and Pleasants counties is because those are the only three counties within WTAP’s DMA (Dominant Market Area). Surrounding counties are in other DMAs. For example: - Ritchie Co. is in the Clarksburg-Weston DMA - Wirt Co. is in the Huntington-Charleston DMA - Noble Co. is in the Wheeling-Steubenville DMA - Morgan Co. is in the Columbus DMA WTAP’s three television stations (NBC, FOX Parkersburg, and My5) are still available FREE OVER THE AIR and on every cable system in Wood, Washington and Pleasants counties. One or more of our stations are also available on cable systems in more than a dozen out-lying counties, including those listed above. If you have any questions, please contact WTAP’s General Manager, Roger Sheppard, at gm@wtap.com or at 304-481-8110.

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Resources

Updated: 10/29/2010 - Online resources to learn more about our nation's veterans and Veterans Day.

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Did You Know That...

Updated: 10/29/2010 - Did you know Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11th, 1919? Did you know there were 23.6 million veterans in the United States in 2007? Read on to learn more facts about veterans and Veterans Day.

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The Flag Etiquette

Updated: 10/29/2010 - Standards of respect as outlined in The Flag Code.

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History of Veterans Day

Updated: 10/29/2010 - Did you know that most Americans confuse Veterans Day with Memorial Day? Both holidays celebrate our veterans' service, but with one significant difference. Learn the history of Veterans Day.

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Survivor Stories

Updated: 09/11/2010 - The stories of heroes and survivors' of the Sept. 11th, 2001 attacks.

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Timeline of Events, September 11th 2001

Posted: 09/08/2010 - The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11, pronounced "nine eleven") consisted of a series of coordinated suicide terrorist attacks upon the United States, predominantly targeting civilians, carried out on Tuesday, September 11, 2001. Find out more about the timeline of events leading up to those attacks and the aftermath that still lingers today.

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Labor Day Films

Updated: 08/27/2010 - If you find yourself with nothing else to do on your day off, here are a few movies that you might like to watch!

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Holiday Travel Tips

Updated: 08/25/2010 - To avoid the pitfalls and potholes of holiday driving, consider these handy tips.

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Labor Movement Leaders

Posted: 08/25/2010 - All about the men and women who shaped America's Labor Movement.

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BBQ Safety & Party Ideas

Updated: 08/25/2010 - Many consider Labor Day to be the official end to summer. So, why not say goodbye in style?

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Did You Know?

Updated: 08/25/2010 - Fun facts about Labor Day.

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Posted: 03/11/2010 - test

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Groundhog Day Resources

Updated: 02/02/2010 - Learn more about Groundhog's Day by visiting resources around the Web.

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Punxsutawney, PA

Updated: 01/29/2010 - It's the city famous for its furry predictor of Spring time ... Punxsutawney, PA! Read more about the history of the area and why so many flock there for Groundhog's Day.

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Frequently Asked Questions and Fun Facts

Posted: 01/29/2010 - Do you know when the first Groundhog's Day was celebrated? How about the average size of a groundhog? Check out some fun facts and frequently asked questions about the the holiday below.

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