Public Interest Obligations

Third Circuit Denies Prometheus Petition on FCC Broadcast Deregulation

The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has denied a petition from Prometheus Radio Project that it effectively stay the Federal Communications Commission's November vote to deregulate local broadcast ownership.  The court suggested the jury

FCC Announces Tentative Agenda For February 2018 Open Meeting

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the following items are tentatively on the agenda for the February Open Commission Meeting scheduled for Thursday, February 22, 2018.

Innovation Month at the FCC

Feb 2 is Groundhog Day.

FCC Proposes to End Paper Filing Requirement for Broadcast Station Docs

The Federal Communications Commission adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that tentatively concludes that the Commission should eliminate the decades-old requirement that broadcasters routinely file paper copies of station contracts and certai

Reactions to Commissioner O'Rielly's Re-examination of Kid Vid Requirements

In a Jan 26 blog post, Commissioner Michael O'Rielly of the Federal Communications Commission is proposing the FCC rethink what he calls its "ineffective and burdensome requirements currently imposed on our nation’s broadcasters to air a certain a

It’s Time to Reexamine the FCC’s Kid Vid Requirements

I posit that the Federal Communications Commission needs to reconsider the ineffective and burdensome requirements currently imposed on our nation’s broadcasters to air a certain amount of educational and informational children’s programming on a

Public Broadcasters Encourage FCC Chairman Pai's Regulatory Weed-Whacking

Public broadcasters are supporting Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai's weed-whacking of some of what they see as outmoded regulations, including having to provide the FCC with lists of programs or issues and having to run educati

Comcast-NBC merger conditions expire, raising anti-competitive fears

Major conditions imposed by regulators as part of Comcast's merger with NBCUniversal expired Jan 20, renewing debate over AT&T's takeover of Time Warner that the Justice Department is trying to block. When approving the merger in 2011, the Jus

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National Association of Broadcasters

Date: 
Thu, 01/18/2018 - 09:00 to 12:15

Agenda

 

9 - 9:45 a.m. Registration and Breakfast

9:45 a.m. Welcome Remarks and Address by the Hon. Ajit Pai, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Panel Discussions



FCC Gets Complaints Over Alleged President Trump Profanity Reporting

A Federal Communications Commission spokesperson confirmed that a handful of indecency complaints have been registered with the FCC over the alleged "shithole" comment by President Donald Trump that some broadcasters were repeating verbatim (there