A PFF Congressional Seminar
October 15, 2004, 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Rayburn House Office Building, Room B369
- Moderator: Thomas M. Lenard, Senior Fellow and Vice President for Research, The Progress & Freedom Foundation
- Randolph J. May, Senior Fellow and Director of Communications Policy Studies, The Progress & Freedom Foundation
- James C. Miller III, Ph.D., Chairman, CapAnalysis; former Director, OMB; former Chairman, Federal Trade Commission
- Darius Gaskins, Jr., Partner, Norbridge; former Chairman, Interstate Commerce Commision; former Office Director, FTC and CAB
- Susan Ness, Susan Ness Strategies; former Commissioner, FCC
Always in the news and often under fire, the Federal Communications Commission is due for a substantial overhaul many argue. If that is to happen, what form should a "reinvented" FCC take and what is the best way to accomplish reform? Those questions were debated when several former top federal officials met on Capitol Hill October 15 to consider the New Deal-era agency's future.
This Progress & Freedom Foundation Congressional Seminar, "Reinventing the FCC for the Digital Age," featured James C. Miller III, former head of the Office of Management and Budget and the Federal Trade Commission; Darius Gaskins, former chair of the Interstate Commerce Commission and ex-director of the Economics Bureaus of the Civil Aeronautics Board and the FTC; and Susan Ness, former FCC commissioner. The program took place Friday, October 15 from 12:00 - 2:00 pm, in Longworth House Office Building, Room 1539.