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This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes official action. See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).

December 7, 2000

News Media Contact:
David Fiske (202) 418-0513

Statement of FCC Chairman William Kennard
On NCTA Diversity Committee

I commend the National Cable Television Association for its leadership in convening a committee composed of high-level cable industry executives to review and promote diversity in the cable industry.

It is important for everyone in the broadcasting and cable industries to make every effort to ensure that their workforce - both in front of and behind the camera - reflects the rich diversity of America.

The nation as a whole benefits when media companies practice policies of inclusiveness. This NCTA Diversity Committee can play a significant role in pursuing these goals.

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