Charles D. Ferris

Charles D. Ferris

Charles D. Ferris served as Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission from October 17, 1977 to February 4, 1981. While most scholars look the the term of Reagan appointee Mark S. Fowler as the beginning of telecommunications deregulation, deregulation actually began with Ferris. The most significant effect Ferris had on the FCC was shifting the Commission's reasoning from legal and technical to an economic one Wikipedia*

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Charles D. Ferris has 11 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1979 Forum as a Chairman for the Federal Communications Commission. The year with the most videos was 1986 with three videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 1980 with an average of 300 views per program. Most common tag: Cable Television.

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Chief Counsel, Office of the Majority Leader, U.S. Senate c. December 1, 1963 - c. January 1, 1977 Videos: 2 Chairman, Federal Communications Commission
c. October 17, 1977 - c. February 4, 1981 Videos: 5 Counsel, Federal Communications Commission c. January 1, 1987 - c. January 1, 1990 Videos: 0 Attorney, Home Recording Rights Coalition c. June 30, 1986 - c. January 1, 1987 Videos: 1 Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission
c. October 17, 1977 - c. April 10, 1981 Videos: 0

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