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    Digital Television Must-Carry and Multicasting

    The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held a hearing on digital television. Witnesses testified about the future of broadcasting, dual must-carry and multicasting…

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    Digital Television Transition

    Witnesses testified regarding the transition to digital television. This hearing focused on the timetable for the transition and the Federal Communications Commission Media Bureau’s plan to…

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    Broadcasting Issues

    Following the presentation of an award to Cokie Roberts, Mr. Diller spoke to broadcasters about his career, business philosophy, and regulation of broadcast communications.

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    Media Ownership

    Witnesses testified about the state of competition in the radio industry and proposed legislation aimed at protecting consumers and small radio station owners from anti-competitive business…

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    AMBER Alert Abduction Information System

    Witnesses testified about the AMBER alert system which is used to enlist public help in searching for abducted children. Among the topics they addressed were the effectiveness of state and…

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    Service to America Summit

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    Communication Issues

    Participants talked about radio and television issues and government regulation of those industries. They did not answer questions from the audience.

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    Echostar/DirectTV Merger

    Witnesses testified about a proposed merger between Direct TV and Echostar. Among the topics they addressed were the state of competition in the cable and satellite television industries,…

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    Media and the First Amendment

    Mr. Valenti spoke to broadcasters about free speech issues and about the importance of the First Amendment. He also outlined plans to monitor movie marketing so that companies do not marked…

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    Service to America Summit

    Participants talked about various ways local broadcasters serve their community. Mr. Mfume spoke about the importance of diversity in broadcast programs and different viewing habits of…

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    Minority Broadcast Ownership

    Participants talked about the challenges facing minority broadcast owners and the industry. They focused on the diminishing number of minority owners, the lack of access to capital for…

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    Service to America Leadership Award

    Mr. Imus and Mrs. Reagan were presented with awards for their work on behalf of various charities and causes.

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    Television Ratings System

    The House subcommittee on Telecommunications, Trade and Consumer Protection and television industry officials heard comments by randomly selected families in Peoria, Illinois. They…

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    Campaign Finance Reform Opposition

    Senator Mitch McConnell, the most vocal Senate opponent of campaign finance reform, and representatives of a broad spectrum of interest groups expressed their opposition to campaign finance…

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    Television Ratings System

    Committee members heard testimony concerning the effectiveness of the television ratings system, which the industry voluntarily initiated at the beginning of the year. Several legislators…

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    Television Ratings System

    Jack Valenti, President & CEO, Motion Picture Association of America and several television industry leaders released a six-tier television ratings system based on viewer age, which…

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    Children's Television

    President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore hosted a conference on children’s television at the White House. Participants spoke about how children can learn from television, what…

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    Telecommunications Policy

    Committee members heard testimony from industry, consumer and government representatives concerning further deregulation of telecommunications. Issues discussed included cable rates,…

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    Cable Television Competition Act, Day 2

    The subcommittee heard testimony on the second day of hearings on H.R. 1303, the Cable Television Consumer Protection and Competition Act. Cable television executives testified on a…

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    Public Interest Obligations of Broadcasters

    The subcommittee heard testimony on S. 217, the Fairness in Broadcasting Act of 1991, which would reinstate the fairness doctrine in broadcasting repealed in 1987. The fairness doctrine, along with the equal time…

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