In the year 2009 everybody should be in HD by now. It's not like TV stations didn't know this was coming. They've had years and years to prepare and buy the equipment. They have only hurt themselves by taking so long. I watch news from a competing market because I do not like the black bars on the screen during my local news. I may be missing News happening that is closer to my house, but I don't care. I'm still not looking at those ugly black bars on my HDTV.
NEWS?? in HD?? WHY?
So I can count how many zits the anchors used to have? Don't like the black bars? There's a button somewhere called "stretch" or "ratio" or "format" or "zoom" some such to make them go away.
No one but a small circle of friends even cares that the news is in HD.