At 10 am ET/7 am PT (and don't bring up Arizona or Hawai'i), it will be time to be glued to your computer so you can listen to the streaming audio from the hearings from the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
The hearing is titled: Exclusive Sports Programming: Examining Competition and Consumer Choice and it will be held in the Russell Senate Office Building room 253. That's where I testified about the New York Times' excessive use of periods in the spelling of UCLA. Strangely, there were no Senators present at that time.
Scheduled to testify in front of likely just two senators, John Kerry and Arlen Specter, will be:
Carl Vogel, President and Vice Chairman of EchoStar Satellite LLC. (aka Dish Network)
The end result of this will likely be nothing. But if you want to listen, you can stop by CaptiolHearings.org for streaming audio.
Kerry is making claims that 60 million people could lose access to their favorite team, although that would assume that there are 60 million people who really want the ability to be able to listen to the dulcet tones of Michael Kay telling how you aren't as smart as he is or Keith Hernandez telling you that he was a really great player or Mark Grace saying something that would get him fired if he worked for a team that people knew existed or Jim Palmer trying to make us believe the Orioles are a relevant team. Some people might even miss watching the Devil Rays on TV.