McCain sees no chance of fin-syn redux

May 2003
Hollywood Reporter -- International Edition;5/27/2003, Vol. 378 Issue 41, p73
The chairman of the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee John McCain said Thursday he had serious doubts that measures being pushed to ease the plight of independent television producers could win the approval of Congress. Even as McCain admitted that he sympathized with independent TV producers, writers and directors who have been forced out as the networks gained the power to have a financial interest and syndication rights in programming, he said he is at a loss as to any remedy.


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