FCC to Vote on Media Ownership

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Imagine a media landscape in which our vast number of independent film and television studios, broadcast networks, cable channels and newspapers were replaced by perhaps six massive conglomerates. That is precisely what worries opponents of proposed rule changes by the Federal Communications Commission. On June 2, the five-member agency is scheduled to vote on whether to liberalize or even eliminate rules governing how many radio and TV stations one company can own. The FCC is also poised to change the rule that now bans co-ownership of broadcast stations and newspapers in the same city. Guest host Judy Muller, of ABC News, speaks with members of the nonprofit Center for Digital Democracy, the FCC, the Writers Guild of America and the Tribune Company about potentially revolutionary changes ahead for media ownership in the US.

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President Bush on end of combat operations in Iraq

De Young's article, "Bush Proclaims Victory in Iraq"

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Telecommunications Act of 1996

Senate Commerce Committee

Hillenbrand-s website

Kentucky Derby

Seabiscuit, the PBS documentary

Seabiscuit, the movie



Warren Olney