FCC Sets Public Hearing On Media Ownership In L.A.
September 11, 2006
The FCC has announced the first public hearing on media ownership issues, which will be held in Los Angeles on Tuesday, October 3, 2006.
FCC Chairman Kevin Martin said in a statement, “Public input is integral to this process. The Commission will hold public hearings in diverse locations around the country to fully involve the American people in its review of our media ownership rules.”
He added, “I look forward to hearing from the American people on a variety of subjects at these hearings such as the impact of the Commission’s rules on localism, minority ownership, and various types of programming like independent and religious programming and children’s and family-friendly programming."
The Commission says that more details on the public hearing will be released at a later date. A similar public hearing took place earlier this month in L.A., with many people voicing their frustration over proposed ownership rule changes.