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November 12, 2003
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Media Ownership Rules:
Think Tank Head Weighs-In

FCC Chair, Gifford & Others at Thursday Federalist Society Event

WASHINGTON, D.C. - With the national hullabaloo over media cross-ownership rules dying down somewhat from its peaks of several months ago, a communications expert and think tank president says it is time for calm discussion and some good, old-fashioned truth-telling about what should come next. His chosen venue: a panel discussion on the topic at tomorrow’s national convention of the Federalist Society in Washington. The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission will provide opening remarks.

Progress & Freedom Foundation President Raymond L. Gifford will discuss the matter with FCC Chairman Michael K. Powell, Mark N. Cooper, fellow at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford University, David Reinhardt, associate editor of The Oregonian and Hon. Stephen F. Williams, U.S. Court of Appeals (moderator) from 1:15 – 2:45 at the Mayflower Hotel’s East Room. Powell delivers initial remarks: panelists will follow. According to the Federalist Society, they will consider “the impact of the new rules, as well as the prospect of an agreement between the White House and Congress on the proper level of government oversight and regulation of media market share control.”

The Progress & Freedom Foundation is a market-oriented think tank that studies the digital revolution and its implications for public policy. It is a 501(c)(3) research & educational organization.



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