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    Watching TV

    Walter Podrazik, television curator at the Museum of Broadcast Communications, talked about his book, Watching TV: Eight Decades of American Television, about the history and influence of…

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    True South

    Jon Else, producer and cinematographer of the Civil Rights documentary Eyes on the Prize, talked about his book True South: Henry Hampton and “Eyes on the Prize,” the Landmark Television…

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    Representative Kevin Cramer on Campaign 2016 and Media Bias

    Representative Kevin Cramer (R-ND) talked about a questionnaire he is planning to send to broadcast networks about their approach to political coverage.

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    Communicators with Scott Woolley

    Scott Woolley talked about his book The Network: The Battle for the Airwaves and the Birth of the Communications Age, in which he examines the history of telegraph, radio, television, and…

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    Communicators with Tim Winter

    Tim Winter, president of the Parents Television Council (PTC), talked about the council’s recent report on 20 years of the television content ratings system. The report argues that the…

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    Future of Television

    Industry leaders talked about the future of television. Topics included ultra-high density (HD) 4K video, next-generation broadcast standards, and net neutrality, and spectrum auctions.…

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    Communicators with Marc Tayer, Part 1

    Marc Tayer talked by video from San Diego about his book, Televisionaries: Inside the Chaos and Innovation of the Digital Revolution, in which he chronicles the story of the growth of…

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    Q&A with Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville

    Filmmakers Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon talked about their documentary Best of Enemies, which tells the story of the famous 1968 televised debates between conservative William F.…

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    Television and the Internet

    Panelists talked about the intersection of the Internet and television. Topics included the increasing programming and content choices for consumers, liner and non-linear programming, and…

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    Communicators with Ajit Pai

    Commissioner Ajit Pai talked about some of the key issues before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), including net neutrality and whether to reclassify broadband as a utility,…

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    Spiro Agnew on Television News Bias

    Vice President Spiro Agnew addressed a midwest regional Republican party conference in Des Moines, Iowa, and argued that television network commentators were an unelected elite who were biased…

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    Sports Broadcast Blackouts and Antitrust Exemptions

    Witnesses testified at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on S. 1721, a bill that would eliminate the “sports blackout rule” enforced by the Federal Communications Commission that allows sports…

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    Public Broadcasting Act

    Patricia de Stacy Harrison talked about the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, which created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and, eventually, the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and National Public…

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    Communicators with Gordon Smith

    Former Senator Gordon Smith talked about the future of television and gave his perspective on the U.S. Supreme Court decision delivered that day on ABC v. Aereo, Inc. that Aereo was…

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    ABC v. Aereo Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in ABC v. Aereo, docket number 13-461. In 2012 Aereo launched a service that lets consumers remotely record and watch local broadcast TV on computers, iPads,…

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    Broadcast TV Spectrum Auction

    The Federal Communications Commission held an open meeting during which they discussed rules dealing with the wireless spectrum auction. Commissioners voted 3-2 in favor of limiting the amount of…

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    Supreme Court Oral Argument Reactions

    On the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court, representatives from both sides reacted following oral argument in ABC v. Aereo. The case involved the issue of whether or not Aereo’s antenna…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses on the question, “Do Sunday morning talk shows still matter?” Hadas Gold was interviewed by phone about the Sunday morning political show’s waning influence,…

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    Aereo Supreme Court Case

    Chet Kanojia, the founder of Aereo, talked about the case to be heard the next week by the U.S. Supreme Court, American Broadcasting Companies v. Aereo. Broadcasters accused Aereo of…

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    Television Station Ownership

    Armstrong Williams talked about the impact of a March 31, 2014, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ruling that television station owners cannot control more than one station in the same local…

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