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Imus Nearing Return To TV

03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Viewers in Washington, D.C., Boston, Chicago and San Francisco, among other big cities, moved a step closer on Wednesday to being able to see a simulcast of Don Imus's morning radio show on television.

Patrick Gottsch, the founder and president of RFD-TV, a cable channel that carries Mr. Imus's show but primarily chronicles life in rural America, said on Wednesday morning that he had signed an affiliation agreement with Comcast, the nation's largest cable operator. That means RFD-TV is now authorized to begin negotiations to be carried on individual Comcast cable systems, including those in Baltimore, Detroit, Philadelphia, Seattle, Denver and Nashville.

While the rates that each of those systems would pay for RFD-TV (and a separate high-definition channel) are specified in the agreement, it will be up to the systems themselves to decide whether there is viewer interest, and if so whether they have room for the channel.

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