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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Hearing on media consolidation tomorrow

Two FCC Commissioners are supposed to be in town tomorrow for a public hearing on media ownership organized by Reclaim the Media and KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio. If the roads are thawed out enough in your neighborhood, we strongly encourage you to attend this event.

The hearing will help the FCC gather public comment as it considers revising its media ownership rules, which help protect viewpoint diversity by limiting the number of newspapers, TV, and radio stations a single company may own or control. This is Seattle's opportunity to weigh in on an issue which is critical to our culture and our democracy.

Senator Maria Cantwell and Representative Jay Inslee are scheduled to speak briefly. Additional event details are as follows:

FCC Hearing with Commissioners Michael Copps and Jonathan Adelstein
Seattle Central Public Library (1000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104)
Microsoft Auditorium - Level 1
Thursday, July 30th, 6:00 PM
Sponsored by Reclaim the Media and other concerned organizations
The event is open to the media and the public. Bloggers are encouraged to come.

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