Sunday, February 18, 2007
HUGE news: WHOLE FCC coming to Harrisburg THIS Friday
It is extremely rare for all five of the Federal Communications Commissioners--as opposed to the two Democrats, who appear frequently--to host a genuine public hearing. And the next, just-announced venue is Harrisburg--this Friday!
The hearing is one of only five or so promised by the FCC on proposals to loosen[!] already weakened media consolidation limits. At the last event in LA, over a 1000 people showed up, and nearly everyone spoke in opposition to the giveaway to big media companies.
The "Stop Big Media Coalition" has a terrific site with basics about the FCC and the proposed rule changes. (Stop Big Media is organized by Free Press, the indefatigable nonprofit media reform organization, which takes no corporate money.)
I'll be there. Please consider making the trip too: it would be great to have a large Lehigh Valley showing.
Here are the details:
Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts
Sunoco Performance Theater
222 Market Street
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17101
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.: Welcome/Opening Remarks 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.: Panel Discussion 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Public Comment 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Break 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Public Comment