Let's play out a hypothetical situation here:
What do you think would happen if WLUK's transmitter went down during a Time Warner blackout? Most of us remember not too long ago when a busted transmission line to the tower knocked WFRV off the air for a couple days. Imagine what would happen if that happened to WLUK during this cable skirmish. Let's assume, for the sake of this situation, that only the digital transmitter went down.
Do you think they'd give cable a temporary OK to restore the analog signal until the transmitter went back online? Do you think it would change people's perception of the negotiations? What would happen if this occurred on a Sunday when the Packers were playing?