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Congress Approves Spending Bill with FCC Language (1/22/04)
White House, Congress Reach Agreement on FCC Rule (11/25/03)
Smith looks at the
various legislative methods Congress is pursuing to undo all or
elements of the new FCC rules, and considers the Senate-approved
resolution's prospects in the House and the White House. (9/16/03)
Senate Panel Opposes New Federal Media Rules (9/5/03)
The House of Representatives Approves Roll Back of Key Media Ownership
Moves to Overturn New Media Ownership Regulations (7/16/03)
Update: The Federal Communications Commission Publishes
Final Report on Revised Media Rules (7/3/03)
Update: Two days after the FCC voted to ease media
ownership rules, the five commissioners answered questions about
their ruling. (6/4/03)
June 2, 2003:Terence
Smith talks with FCC
Chairman Michael Powell about the changed ownership rules
and their implications, and Sen.
Byron Dorgan about his opposition to the new rules and the
possibility for a congressional move to negate the FCC's action.
FCC Votes Along Party Lines to Ease Key Limits on Media Ownership
Senators Caution FCC Ahead of Media Ownership Ruling (5/13/03)
Big media groups have continued to grow as the Federal
Communications Commission and the courts roll back rules that once kept such companies
from merging. What will
this consolidation mean for consumers? (6/25/02)
Chairman Michael Powell discusses the changing face of media companies
and the rise of new technologies.
the chairman and CEO of NBC, talks about how changes in FCC rules will affect
the television industry.
a veteran writer for stage and screen, discusses how media conglomeration
affects the process of creating good television programs.
media columnist for The New Yorker, examines the effect media consolidation
has had on news programming.