TITLE

Telecommunications: Preliminary Information on Media Ownership

AUTHOR(S)
Hecker, JayEtta Z.
PUB. DATE
December 2007
SOURCE
GAO Reports;12/19/2007, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Government Document
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a letter for Edward J. Markey, chairman of the Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet of the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, regarding media ownership and the telecommunications industry in the U.S. The letter emphasizes the role of media in educating and entertaining the public and in fostering an informed citizenry. It also talks about the role of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in regulating many aspects of the media industry.
ACCESSION #
29362765

 

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