From the Washington Post:

Sinclair Broadcast Group of Maryland, owner of the largest chain of television stations in the nation, plans to preempt regular programming two weeks before the Nov. 2 election to air a documentary that accuses Sen. John F. Kerry of betraying American prisoners during the Vietnam War.


From Sinclair’s website:

Sinclair’s television group includes 20 FOX, 19 WB, 6 UPN, 8 ABC, 3 CBS, 4 NBC affiliates and 2 independent stations and reaches approximately 24% of all U.S. television households.

From Run Against Bush/Concerts for Change:

According to recent news reports* Sinclair Broadcast Inc. has mandated that their 62 affiliate TV stations across the country air an hour long anti-Kerry documentary a mere 10 days before the election. Thirty-six hours ago we put up an online petition asking Sinclair not to air this piece of partisan propaganda in the midst of a Presidential election. So far over 17,000 people have signed the petition. Today we ask you to support our efforts and sign the petition.