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Can I get an "amen"? Check and balance! Check it:House Launches FCC Investigation; Warns Against Destroying DocumentsHouse Energy & Commerce Committee Looking Into Federal Communications Commission's ‘Regulatory Procedures and Practices’By John Eggerton -- Broadcasting & Cable, 1/8/2008 4:38:00 PMAs promised, the House Energy & Commerce Committee launched a formal investigation into
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Seems like one of the conglomerates, of which the writers' are striking against, is dabbling in politics. At least that's what Dennis Kucinich is alleging.This just in from the AP:ABC Cuts 3 From Presidential DebateBy David BauderNEW YORK (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich filed a complaint with the FCC on Friday after ABC News excluded him, fellow Democrat Mike Gravel and Republican
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Turn the beat around: STOP BIG MEDIA!!!!

The Bush-appointed FCC voted last Tuesday to loosen media ownership rules so media titans like Rupert Murdoch can swallow up more local news outlets. They did this despite a huge public outcry--when the FCC asked for public comments, 99% opposed media consolidation!Congress has the power to step in, and a bipartisan group of 26 Senators already announced they'll try. We need to show the rest of the
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Get ready, 'cause here it comes!

Did you know that Congress has passed a law that by February 17, 2009 all television broadcast stations must switch from analog to digital?Get ready for the Digital Transition!Here's the FAQ's, courtesy of the FCC:- What is the digital TV (DTV) transition?- Why are we switching to DTV?- What do I need to do to be ready for the end of analog TV broadcasting?- Do I have to wait until after February
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Tell Congress: Stop Big Media

Kevin Martin, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, has been keeping a secret from the American people. He wants to push through plans to remove decades-old media ownership protections. And he's trying to do it without public scrutiny.Senators Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) and Trent Lott (R-Miss.) have introduced groundbreaking bipartisan legislation that would hold the FCC accountable and put
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Tell the FCC: No More Media Consolidation!

FCC Chairman Kevin Martin has scheduled a December 18th vote on whether or not newspaper/broadcast cross-ownership should be further deregulated.Common Cause has posted the following response:The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is once again considering relaxing media ownership limits. (Learn more about this issue.)Three years ago we won the fight against media consolidation -- but only after
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Patric Verrone Speaks to the FCC

In doing an Internet search on a related topic, I found this testimony made earlier this fall by Patric Verrone to the FCC. I thought it's worth blogging here. Testimony of Patric M. VerronePresident, Writers Guild of America, WestFederal Communications CommissionHearing on Media Ownership RulesChicago, IllinoisSeptember 20, 2007Chairman Martin, commissioners, fellow panelists, and members of the audience.
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