ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 15, 2003
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The arguments for & against FCC regulations allowing the largest media institutions to buy more television stations introduced.
(Washington: Lisa Stark) The case for allowing giant networks to own more TV stations outlined. [FCC chairman Michael POWELL- says the rules have to reflect changes in media.] [Tribune Co. vice president Shaun SHEEHAN, News Corp. chairman & CEO Rupert MURDOCH- comment on the ownership issue.]
(Washington: Lisa Stark) The case against changing the rules examined by looking at Minot, North Dakota, where six of seven radio stations are all owned by one company, Clear Channel. [FCC commissioner Michael COPPS- says Clear Channelization of the media is not a boon.] [Minot resident Jennifer JOHNSON- complains about not knowing information about a local train wreck.] [Minot police Lt. Fred DEBOWEY- says we tell people to turn on their radio in an emergency.] Policy statemnt from the head of Clear Channel quoted. Note: local weather bulletin on screen until 5:51:20.
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