There was in the 70s and 80s Creature Double Feature on Saturday afternoon, Movie Loft that once a year had a week of Foreign movies and lots of indie movie, Ask The Manager one of the great shows ever where people wrote questions to WSBK Manager where he spent most of the time talking about a letter and what his cohost did for the week along with joking around with the camera folk. Now its all infomercials or talk shows with Afternoons on weekends its all infomercials. Total lack of local creativity just hand UHF to Fox and WB. Sigh. Don't forget local wrestling, roller blading also a UHF staple back then.