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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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    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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    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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    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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    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on S. 217, the Fairness in Broadcasting Act of 1991, which would reinstate the fairness doctrine in broadcasting repealed in 1987.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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    Cable Television Reregulation

    The committee heard testimony on Senate Bill 12, the Cable Television Consumer Protection Act of 1991. The bill was designed to regulate the prices and quality of cable television services, many…

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    Broadcast-Cable Interface Forum

    Participants in the forum examined issues in broadcast and cable television. They focused on present and future issues of mass media regulation including telecommunication companies'…

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    Network CEOs

    The Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission spoke at the 68th Annual Meeting of the National Association of Broadcasters in Atlanta, Georgia. His speech was followed by a…

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    Cable TV Consumer Protection Act, Part 2

    Mr. Mooney and Mr. Hostetter answered questions asked by Sen. Gore about allegations of anti-competition behavior by cable providers against broadcast networks. They talked about the cable response to…

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    Cable Telecommunications Act, Day 2 Part 2

    The hearing focused on the effects of the Cable Act of 1984. Mr. Fritts talked about the monopolies in cable. He said that the cable rates for consumers had increased 29% in the two years after…

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    Broadcasting/Cable Interface

    The conference concerns the relationship between broadcasters and cable operators, the role of government in legislating the industries, and current issues and technological advances that…

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