FCC Ready to Rumble on Tuesday

The FCC’s having a big meeting this Tuesday, Dec. 18. The biggest item on the agenda is Chairman Martin’s attempt to rush through the near-total dissolution of the newspaper-TV cross-ownership ban. It’s a plan he only revealed to the public and his fellow commissioners last month. As a result the public interest community, many Congresscritters and the FCC’s Democrats are pretty riled up.

John Anderson and I talked about the upcoming FCC meeting and Martin’s sneaky tactics on this week’s radio show, now available for download.

For more insight on the cross-ownership issue, see Matthew Lasar’s recent post on the subject. For a more inside-the-Beltway analysis of this issue and other items on the Feb. 18 agenda, check out two recent posts at the Broadcast Law blog:




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