Battling meetings


The NAB and the FCC will be at loggerheads next Tuesday 2/26/08. The FCC is holding its February Open Meeting on that date, and the NAB is running its annual State Leadership Conference legislative session. The FCC schedule has not yet been made public, but it is widely expected to expand on the activity initiated at the December 2007 meeting, including possibly bringing up sensitive topics that didn’t make it on to the prior agenda, such as product placement. There is far less mystery surrounding the NAB session, sited just around the corner from the FCC at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. It will feature remarks from Mark Pryor (D-AR), Mike Pence (R-IN), Jim Clyburn (D-SC), New Republic Editor-at-Large Peter Beinart, and a session featuring key legislative staffers.