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REGULATORS APPROVE COMCAST-NBC MERGER

January 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

After nearly a year of hearings, investigations, and debate, the Federal Communications Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice have approved the $30-billion Comcast-NBC Universal merger that puts the largest cable company in the U.S. in control of the weakest major television network. Comcast will own 51 percent of the new entity; NBC’s owner, General […]

FCC COMMISSIONER BLASTS STATE OF TV NEWS

December 2, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

FCC Commissioner Michael Copps has sharply criticized U.S. television news for failing to produce “the body of news and information that democracy needs t conduct its civic dialogue.” In an interview broadcast on BBC World News America, Copps said that unless television news reverses course, “we are going to be pretty close to denying our […]