People Of Earth, We Are A Friendly Channel

The U.S. Senate has cast a cloud over Kay Koplovitz' liftoff. Chief executive of the USA Network, Koplovitz brought her new Sci-Fi Channel to the airwaves on Sept. 24. But just two days before its scheduled debut, the Senate voted overwhelmingly to reregulate cable television. President Bush has vowed to veto the bill, but lawmakers in both houses believe they can muster the votes to override.

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