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  • Media Ownership in the US
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    Media Ownership in the U.S.

    Television industry analysts talked about the proposed merger between the Sinclair Broadcast Group and the Tribune Corporation, which would create the nation’s largest group of television…

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  • Future of Journalism
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    Future of Journalism

    Panelists talked about the future of journalism, most notably the challenges currently facing newspapers and whether they should get a bailout. Topics included the recession and its impact…

    272 views
  • Media Ownership Rules
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    Media Ownership Rules

    New FCC chairman Kevin Martin testified about his proposal to relax media ownership rules. The other four FCC commissioners and heads of various media groups testified about the plan.

    143 views
  • Broadcast Indecency Standards
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    Broadcast Indecency Standards

    The guests talked about broadcast television indecency standards. They focused on the CBS television network’s appeal of a $550,000 fine levied by the Federal Communications Commission for a…

    77 views
  • The Fairness Doctrine
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    The Fairness Doctrine

    James Gattuso and Andrew Jay Schwartzman were interviewed separately about the need for renewing the "Fairness Doctrine". The Fairness Doctrine, which was repealed in 1987, required broadcast licensees to…

    227 views
  • Political Reform Issues
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    Political Reform Issues

    Nancy Tate moderated a panel on various political reforms. Panelists focused on reform proposals being considered in Congress, redistricting, voter registration and voting law, and the media’s…

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  • Media Ownership Rules
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    Media Ownership Rules

    Mr. Schwartzman talked about the Federal Communication Commission’s attempt to relax media ownership rules. Earlier in the week, a federal court issued a stay preventing the FCC from…

    36 views
  • Cable Television Deregulation
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    Cable Television Deregulation

    Participants spoke to reporters about a report charging the cable industry with monopolistic policies and price gouging. They also talked about the failure of cable deregulation and the…

    70 views
  • Media Ownership Rules
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    Media Ownership Rules

    The guests discusses tomorrow’s vote by the Federal Communications Commission to relax specific media ownership rules. They responded to audience telephone calls, faxes and electronic mail.

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  • Media Ownership Issues
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    Media Ownership Issues

    Commissioners Copps and Adelstein held a meeting for public advocates to express their concerns of proposals before the Federal Communications Commission to change rules governing media…

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  • Broadcast Ownership Rules Morning Hearing
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    Broadcast Ownership Rules, Morning Hearing

    Witnesses testified about broadcast ownership rules. Following witness testimony, the commissioners heard comments from private citizens. The FCC is required by law to hold a public hearing…

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  • CBS and Viacom Merger
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    CBS and Viacom Merger

    Witnesses testified about a proposed merger between Viacom and CBS. Among the issues they addressed were the growing consolidation of media outlets, maintaining diversity in viewpoint with…

    207 views
  • ATT and Media One Merger
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    AT&T and Media One Merger

    Consumer advocates talked to reporters about a potential merger between AT&T and Media One. They opposed the merger saying that it would decrease competition in the communications industry…

    65 views
  • Communications Decency Act Decision
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    Communications Decency Act Decision

    Representatives of various organizations opposed to the Communications Decency Act reacted to the Supreme Court decision to declare the law unconstitutional. They applauded the Court for…

    213 views
  • Free Air Time for Presidential Campaigns
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    Free Air Time for Presidential Campaigns

    The commission heard from policy-makers and media executives on a proposal for free television time for presidential campaigns.

    69 views
  • Telecommunications Act Part 2
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    Telecommunications Act Part 2

    Committee members heard testimony concerning legislation that would change telecommunications regulations. Executives from several television companies testified about the ramifications of…

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  • Telecommunications Act Part 1
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    Telecommunications Act Part 1

    Committee members heard testimony concerning legislation that would change telecommunications regulations. Executives from several television companies testified about the ramificatons of…

    72 views
  • Telecommunications Reform Proposals
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    Telecommunications Reform Proposals

    The panelists discussed cable rate deregulation, spectrum flexibility, electronic redlining and telecommunications and First Amendment concerns. They also answered questions from the…

    75 views
  • Cable Television and Telephone Merger Issues
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    Cable Television and Telephone Merger Issues

    Academic researchers, government policy makers, and private sector experts presented papers on the topic, “1992 Cable TV Act: Freedom of Expression Issues.” The Cable TV Act has been the…

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  • emTurner Broadcasting v FCCem
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    Turner Broadcasting v. FCC

    Following the arguments before the Supreme Court, attorneys and others answered questions from reporters outside the Court. The cable television industry is challenging the “must carry”…

    88 views
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