NBC recently announced they would be extending the Today show to four hours.
When that happens, their local affiliate station in this area will be broadcasting eleven and a half hours of news each weekday. Half the day!
Of that, six and half hours will be local news.
Now, DC is a pretty big area, but most days there isn’t nearly enough interesting stuff going on to justify that much time.
I haven’t watched more than five minutes of local news in quite a while, so NBC must be counting on plenty of other eyeballs showing up to pay for all the “live at 6″stand-ups in front of nothing happening.