Marketplace AM for November 19, 2004

Episode Description 

Changing the channels on cable

Some TV viewers are clicking off their cable. Many cable companies have struggled this year, losing customers and profits. Marketplace's Scott Jagow looks at why, and how the industry might turn things around. Also, one thing cable subscribers complain about is paying for channels they don't watch because they're part of a package. Marketplace commentators Frick and Frack square off on the issue.

New York goes for the gold

New York City submitted a 562-page bid this week to host the 2012 Summer Olympics. Host Kai Ryssdal talks with sports commentator Michael Kniseley about the odds of New York winning the race... and who would pay for it.

Battling movie piracy

Taking a page from the music industry, Hollywood studios filed lawsuits this week against people who illegally download copies of movies over the Internet. Lisa Napoli asks entertainment commentator Mike Speier whether the studios really think this will work.