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    FCC Issues

    Chairman Alfred Sikes, Federal Communications Commission, explained the work of the FCC and regulatory policy in the field of telecommunications. Mr. Sikes, a Republican appointee, is…

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    Broadcasting and Cable

    Mr. Sikes spoke at a forum entitled, “The Broadcasting/Cable Interface,” on the recent cable regulation bill passed by Congress over the veto of President Bush. He discussed the financial…

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    American Popular Culture

    The American Enterprise Institute convened a conference entitled “The New Global Popular Culture,” the panelists discussed, “Does Pop Culture Transmit or Trash American Values?” The…

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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on S. 217, the Fairness in Broadcasting Act of 1991, which would reinstate the fairness doctrine in broadcasting repealed in 1987.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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    First Amendment v. National Security

    The Federal Communications Bar Association and the American Bar Association hosted a celebration on the bicentennial of the First Amendment. Panelists spoke about first amendment rights vs.…

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    Broadcast Regulations

    Alfred Sikes discussed communications issues including broadcast regulations and recent FCC decisions regarding syndication. The Federal Communications Commission is an independent U.S. agency created in…

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    FCC Reauthorization

    The House Commerce & Energy Subcommittee on Telecommunications & Finance heard testimony on the Federal Communications Commission, which is scheduled to be reauthorized by Congress this year. The FCC is a…

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    Cable TV Consumer Protection Act of 1991

    The committee heard testimony on the Cable Television Consumer Protection and Competition Act of 1991, a bill designed to protect consumers from the penalties resulting from the…

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    Future of Cable Television

    Mr. Sikes spoke about the debate over cable television and the syndication rule. The previous day the Federal Communication Commission had forwarded a report to Congress that outlined their…

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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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    Transportation, Commerce, & Communication

    NGA Winter meeting meet on the Committee on Transportation Commerce & Communications.

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    Current Issues Before the FCC

    FCC Commissioner Alfred Sykes spoke at a meeting of the American Women in Radio and Television. He discussed what current issues the FCC is discussing.

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    Cable Telecommunications Act, Day 2 Part 1

    Alfred Sikes, Chairman of the FCC, said that cable markets are not open markets due to the 1984 Cable Telecommunications Act allowing municipalities to grant monopoly franchises and limit…

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    U.S. HDTV Policy Crossroads: Panel 2

    Broadcast officials discussed the pros and cons of high definition television (HDTV) and the feasibility of its installation.

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    Computers and Communications

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    Telephone Rate Regulation

    The Senate continued consideration of the appropriations bill for energy and water development, H.R. 2700, for FY 1988.

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    Satellite Signal Scrambling

    Witnesses testified on plans to scramble all satellite signals and how it will affect ground receiver owners. Note: This is an incomplete program.

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  • Scrambling Satellite Television

    Witnesses testified on satellite service to back yard dishes, the cost of programming and competition.

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