Former head of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Michael Powell, sits down to speak with "The Communicators." At the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) conference in Chicago this week, Powell discusses his new role as head of the NCTA.
In April, the son of former Secretary of State Colin Powell took the reigns of the large trade association representing the cable and telecommunications industry.
In 1997, Powell was appointed to a Republican seat on the FCC by President Clinton and President Bush appointed him chairman just days after his inauguration. Powell lead the commission at a time when the internet and digital communications became more prevalent. He stepped down in 2005.
"The Communicators" airs Saturday at 6:30 pm EST on C‑SPAN and Monday at 8 am and 8 pm EST on C‑SPAN 2.