FCC...making sense?

Laurence Glavin lglavin@lycos.com
Mon Aug 30 16:35:39 EDT 2004

>From: "Bill O'Neill" <billo@shoreham.net>
>Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2004 15:30:33 -0400
>To: "Boston Radio Interest (E-mail)" <boston-radio-interest@bostonradio.org>
>Subject: FCC...making sense?

> Michael Copps, an FCC commissioner who is a Democrat, writes in this op-ed in
> the NY Times
> Copps reminds the reader that "American citizens own the public airwaves, not TV
> executives."  In his criticism of the dwindling coverage of public interest
> events like conventions.  Copps goes on to opine that "The F.C.C. id doing
> nothing to help as the situation deteriorates."  He argues against prevailing
> corporate-speak by reminding that over 35 million viewers don't have cable TV
> (don't have access to the cable channels who now fill the niche and void left by
> the terrestrial nets.)
> I doubt that any of this ranting will have much impact, but it's a good start.
> Bill O'Neill
It was mentioned on WNYC-FM's "On the Media" (heard on NPR)
that John Kerry if elected will make it a priority to do a
makeover of the FCC and limit if not curtail and maybe
even reverse media consolidation. 'W' has not weighed in on
the subject.
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