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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).

May 10, 2002

David Fiske (202) 418-0513
Margo Davenport (202) 418-2949


Dennis J. FitzSimons, President and COO of Tribune Company and Chairman of the Media Security and Reliability Council ("MSRC"), will convene a meeting of MSRC on Friday, May 17, 2002. MSRC is a Federal Advisory Committee that reports to FCC Chairman Michael K. Powell, who will also participate in the meeting.

The meeting will start at 10:00 a.m., in the Commission Meeting Room, TW-C305. It will address the study and development of best practices designed to assure the optimal reliability, robustness and security of the broadcast and multichannel video programming distribution industries.

MSRC's membership includes the following CEOs and senior representatives of mass media companies, cable television and satellite service providers, trade associations, public safety representatives, manufacturers and other related entities:

Bruce Allan, CEO, Harris Broadcast Communications
Roxanne Austin, President & COO, DIRECTV, Inc.
William F. Baker, President & CEO, Thirteen/WNET
David J. Barrett, President & CEO, Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc.
Glenn Britt, Chairman & CEO, Time Warner Cable
Peter Brubaker, President & CEO, Susquehanna Communications,
Bob Cahill, Vice Chairman, Univision Communications, Inc.
Robert Decherd, President, Chairman & CEO, Belo Broadcasting
Lew Dickey, Jr., Chairman & CEO, Cumulus Radio
David Donovan, President, MSTV, Inc.
Michael D. Eisner, Chairman & CEO, Walt Disney Company
Charles Ergen, Chairman & CEO, EchoStar Communications Corp.
Paul Farmer, Executive Director, American Planning Association
Edward O. Fritts, President & CEO, National Association of Broadcasters
Jack Gates, President & COO, National Captioning Institute
Michael Haislip, President, Armstrong Utilities
Catherine L. Hughes, Chair, Radio One, Inc.
Mel Karmazin, President & COO, Viacom, Inc.
Jim Kennedy, Chairman & CEO, Cox Enterprises, Inc.
Kevin Klose, President & CEO, National Public Radio
John Lawson, President & CEO, Association of Public Television Stations
L. Lowry Mays, CEO, Clear Channel Communications, Inc.
Harlin R. McEwen, Chief (Ret.), International Association of Chiefs of Police
K. Rupert Murdoch, Chairman & CEO, News Corp.
Ray O'Brien, President & COO, Verestar
Dean Olmstead, President & CEO, SES Americom, Inc.
Marshall Pagon, President & CEO, Pegasus Communications Corp.
Hugh Panero, President & CEO, XM Satellite Radio, Inc.
Ramu Potarazu, President & COO, Intelsat Global Service Corporation
Timothy Putprush, Federal Emergency Management Agency
Brian L. Roberts, President, Comcast Corporation
Sharon Percy Rockefeller, President & CEO, WETA
Robert Sachs, President & CEO, National Cable and Telecommunications Association
William T. Schleyer, President & CEO, AT&T Broadband Services
Rick Sellers, President & General Manager, Sellers Broadcasting, Inc.
Jeffrey Smulyan, Chairman, Emmis Communications Corp.
Byron St. Clair, President, National Translator Association
Jim Taiclet, President & CEO, American Tower Corporation
McHenry Tichenor, Jr., President & CEO, Hispanic Broadcasting Corp.
Joseph R. Wright, Jr., President & CEO, PanAmSat Corporation
Robert C. Wright, President, NBC
Members of the general public and those interested in participating in MSRC's working groups may attend the meeting. The FCC will attempt to accommodate as many people as possible. Admittance, however, will be limited to the seating available. Real Audio and streaming video access to the meeting will be available at http://www.fcc.gov/. The public may submit written comments before the meeting to Barbara Kreisman, the Commission's Designated Federal Officer for MSRC.


WHO: Dennis J. FitzSimons, President and COO of Tribune Company, MSRC Chairman
FCC Chairman Michael K. Powell
WHAT: MSRC open meeting
WHEN: Friday, May 17, 2002, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: FCC, Commission Meeting Room, TW-C305, 445 12th St., SW, Washington, DC.

Media Bureau contacts: Barbara Kreisman (202) 418-1605
Susan Mort (202) 418-1043.