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TV Ownership Debate / FCC Rules / Thierer Interview (Part I) #729702

CNN Evening News for Friday, May 30, 2003
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) The battle over the FCC's proposed changes in media ownership rules examined; scenes shown of a demonstration; details given about the left-right coalition against expanding ownership rules favorable to media titans. [PROTESTER - calls the proposed changes "bad news."] [Parents Television Council Brent BOZELL†, Entrecom Radio CEO David FIELD†, FCC chairman Michael POWELL†, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Wade HENDERSON†, FCC commissioner Jonathan ADELSTEIN†- offer views on the media ownership issue.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live interview held with the Libertarian Cato Inst.'s Adam Thierer†, who is in favor of the ownership changes. [From Washington, THIERER - says there is more diversity in the media marketplace; opposes government rules preventing ownership; states the FCC will vote to loosen the caps & the question becomes what will happen in the courts, which have struck down these rules on First Amendment grounds.]

Brown, Aaron

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