Morning Headlines — 6/27/13 — 60 Million Cord Cutters Can't Be Wrong!

Cord cutters alert: 60 million Americans now use an antenna to watch free TV
Antennas aren’t just for grandma’s boob tube anymore: 19.3 percent of all US TV households get their TV fix from free over-the-air broadcasts, according to a new GfK study released late last week. This means that 22.4 million households representing 59.7 million Americans get their TV for free, the market research firm estimates. [GigaOm]


CNN To Revive ‘Crossfire’ In Fall
CNN will revive “Crossfire,” the right-versus-left debate program the Time Warner cabler canceled in 2005. The show is set to return in the fall. Former U.S. Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and commentator and MSNBC host S.E. Cupp will take the stand for the conservative viewpoint while Stephanie Cutter, a one-time adviser to President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, will join with Van Jones, a civil-rights activist and attorney, will represent the liberal perspective. [Variety]

'Laverne & Shirley' Stars Reunite On Nick Comedy
The leading ladies of "Laverne & Shirley" are reuniting. Nickelodeon said Wednesday that Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams will guest star in an episode of its new sitcom "Sam & Cat." [AP/TVNewsCheck]


SiriusXM To Add Rural Radio On July 15th
SiriusXM is officially launching Rural Radio on July 15th, placing the channel on Channel 80.  An official launch celebration is set for Aug. 3 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  The channel, programmed by Rural Media Group and sister to cable's RFD-TV, changed its name from "Radio RFD" after a lawsuit by the Illinois Agricultural Association, which operates the RFD Radio Network. [All Access]

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