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FCC CHAIRMAN GENACHOWSKI STEPS DOWN

March 22, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

As expected, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced his resignation today (Friday), saying that he plans to depart “in the coming weeks” rather than remain until the official end of his term on June 30. His resignation comes one day following the resignation of Commissioner Robert McDowell. Genachowski is a Democrat; McDowell a Republican. Genachowski’s term […]

FCC BURIES FAIRNESS DOCTRINE

August 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

As part of a house-cleaning effort to rid itself of some 80 no-longer-enforced regulations, the FCC on Monday relegated the Fairness Doctrine to the trash bin, The rule, which required broadcasters to broadcast opposing sides of controversial issues, had been abandoned by the communications regulator in 1987, but it had remained on the books. Monday’s […]