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Federal Communications Commission
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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 23, 2000
Rick Chessen, (202) 418-2300


Washington, D.C. - Commissioner Gloria Tristani announced the following personnel changes:

Rick Chessen, Senior Legal Advisor and Legal Advisor on mass media and cable issues, will be resigning his post.

Mr. Chessen will be replaced by William J. Friedman in mid-June. Mr. Friedman is currently in private practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and previously served as the Agency Director for the New Mexico Organic Commodity Commission and Counsel for the New Mexico Senate Judiciary Committee. Mr. Friedman is a board-certified appellate specialist. He received his B.S. from St. Johns College and his J.D. from the University of New Mexico Law School.

Deborah Klein has been appointed Interim Legal Advisor for mass media and cable issues. Ms. Klein is currently the Chief of the Consumer Protection and Competition Division of the Cable Services Bureau, where she is responsible for program access, must carry, Satellite Home Viewer Improvement

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