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Friday, November 2, 2007

Seattle FCC hearing on media ownership scheduled for November 9th

As anticipated, The Federal Communications Commission has announced a media ownership hearing right here in the Pacific Northwest for next Friday, November 9th. Despite a request from Senator Maria Cantwell and Representative Jay Inslee to provide four weeks' notice, FCC Chairman and Republican Kevin Martin shamefully proceeded to announce a hearing just seven days out.

It's not enough public notice, but this is our opportunity to pack the house and give the FCC an earful. This is an official hearing, the sixth and final hearing on these proposed rule changes, meaning that all of the commissioners will be present..including the three Republicans, who form a majority on the five member body. Be there next Friday!

Here are the details for the hearing:

FCC Hearing on Media Ownership
Friday, November 9, 2007.
4:00 PM to 11:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)
Town Hall Seattle
Great Hall
1119 Eighth Avenue (enter at Seneca Street)

We will do our best to bring you live coverage right here on the Official Blog throughout the hearing.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

If that's what's going on Friday, then what happened on Oct 31?

KUOW reported on something on "The Conversation"

Can you explain what the difference is?

here's the archive

November 2, 2007 11:42 PM  
Blogger Andrew said...

You're probably referring the localism hearing that was held by the FCC in Washington, D.C.

November 3, 2007 1:29 AM  

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