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  • Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 50th Anniversary
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    Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 50th Anniversary

    Former FCC commissioners and one of the co-founders of NPR discussed the origins of public broadcasting at this event held to mark the 50th anniversary of the Public Broadcasting Act of…

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  • Making Washington Work
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    Making Washington Work

    Panel Discussion on how LBJ viewed government’s role, and his efforts to institute civil rights legislation and social reform. CBS Washington Correspondent Bob Schieffer moderates the panel, which…

    343 views
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting Authorization
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    Corporation for Public Broadcasting Authorization

    Public broadcasting officials testified about member stations which had shared fund-raising lists with various political organizations including Republican and Democratic groups. They said…

    104 views
  • Education and Technology
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    Education and Technology

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  • Digital High Definition Television
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    Digital High Definition Television

    Network and cable executives and representatives of computer companies testified about the transition to digital television transmission and the impact on the public. Three different kinds…

    145 views
  • The Future of PBS
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    The Future of PBS

    Mr. Duggan talked about the future of PBS in the continually changing broadcasting environment and multichannel programming. He said that PBS is not competitive with cable but tries to…

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  • Internet Summit Overview
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    Internet Summit Overview

    A conference on Internet issues titled “Focus on Children” was sponsored by Internet providers, users and others as “the beginning of an ongoing dialogue” on a complex issue. The initial…

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  • Inaugural Web Site
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    Inaugural Web Site

    Participants unveiled the 1997 inaugural web site, the first in U.S. history. The site includes three main areas, the “American Journey,” materials sent in by persons across the nation,…

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  • Childrens Television
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    Children's Television

    President Clinton and Vice President Gore, administration officials and television industry representatives discussed how the industry can broaden the appeal of children’s educational programming…

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  • Telecommunications Act of 1996
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    Telecommunications Act of 1996

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  • Impact of Media on Families and Children
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    Impact of Media on Families and Children

    President Clinton and the vice president discussed family television with a group of television executives. The president has proposed an amendment to the Telecommunications Bill to require that all…

    102 views
  • Future of Public Broadcasting
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    Future of Public Broadcasting

    Mr. Duggan talked about PBS’s role in the television industry and the future of public broadcasting. House Speaker Newt Gingrich has made it known he opposes continued public funding of PBS.

    38 views
  • Telecommunications Issues
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    Telecommunications Issues

    Representative Markey and others spoke during a forum discussing the telecommunications issues. Following opening statements, they took questions from the audience.

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  • Cable Television Regulation Legislation
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    Cable Television Regulation Legislation

    'Witnesses testified concerning cable television regulation legislation which passed despite a presidential veto in the fall of 1992. Over 120 House members have petitioned the subcommittee…

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  • Cable Regulation Issues
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    Cable Regulation Issues

    Commissioners of the Federal Communications Commission discussed the issue of financial interest in syndication.

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  • Cable Regulation Issues
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    Cable Regulation Issues

    The Federal Communications Commission addressed issues facing the cable and broadcasting industries. The Commission was in the process of rule-making to implement the Cable Act of 1992.

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  • The Spread of Pop Culture and US Interests
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    The Spread of Pop Culture and U.S. Interests

    Journalists and scholars discussed U.S. popular culture in a forum entitled, “Does the Spread of American Popular Culture Advance American Interests?” during a symposium on global pop culture.…

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  • Where Have All the Heroes Gone
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    Where Have All the Heroes Gone?

    The forum focused on the relationships between media, government and values. Panelists explored how values are transmitted to society and whether popular culture has an impact on the…

    51 views
  • Television and Society
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    Television and Society

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  • FCC Perspectives on Communication Issues
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    FCC Perspectives on Communication Issues

    Two FCC commissioners address issues in communication policy. Topics discussed include the First Amendment and the public interest, broadcast and cable regulation, and telephone entry into…

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