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Public Hearings on Media Ownership Issues

The Commission held six public hearings on media ownership in geographically diverse locations around the country. Participants in the hearings discussed the impact of the rules on topics including but not limited to:

  • Localism
  • Competition
  • Diversity
  • Minority ownership
  • Children’s and family-friendly programming
  • Senior citizens
  • Religious programming
  • Independent programming
  • Campaign and community event coverage
  • Music and the creative arts
  • The growth of the internet
  • Jobs and the economy
  • Advertisers
  • Rural America
  • The disabled community

Hearing Schedule

The six hearings were held in the following cities:

Los Angeles and El Segundo, California
Nashville, Tennessee
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Tampa-St. Petersburg, Florida
Chicago, Illinois
Seattle, Washington



last reviewed/updated on November 15, 2008  


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