People aren’t buying Pentagon Internet policy

Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) remained on the Pentagon's case last week, noting that it was continuing with its policy of blocking certain Internet sites...

NAB Radio Board weighs in on CRB

Broadcasters are among many trying to establish a presence on the Internet who see the recent Copyright Royalty Board decision on streaming compensation as...

All POTUS, all the time

XM Satellite Radio is teaming up with cable stalwart C-CPAN to provide a 24/7 channel dedicated entirely to the 2008 presidential campaign. It will...

Illinois delegation goes to bat for Tribune

A bipartisan group of US legislators representing the state of Illinois have fired off a letter to FCC Chairman Kevin Martin on behalf of...

Key legislator attacks satcaster deal

US Rep Mike Doyle (D-PA), a key member of the Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, has fired off a letter to AG Alberto...

National party orgs pulling in the bucks

The latest Federal Election Commission numbers are in, and they show that Washington political committees continue to rake in cash. Not only is money...

Solis wants a full buffet menu

Yet another Democratic legislator has been working the keyboard. This time it is US Rep Hilda Solis (D-CA), a member of the Energy &...

Fun on the campaign trail

John McCain (R-AZ) has often managed to irk members of the media. As chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, he practically declared open warfare...

Broadcasters gear up for violence defense

Harvard Law School constitutional scholar Laurence Tribe is on the case. According to reports, a loose consortium of broadcast networks and media associations has...

Key reps want to see FCC DTV plan

When John Dingell (D-MI) and Ed Markey (D-MA) have a concern about the broadcasting matters these days, FCC Chairman Kevin Martin and colleagues Michael...

What if you gave a debate and one candidate came?

Fox News is not a party of any of the six presidential debates sanctioned by the Democratic National Committee, but it did arrange to...

MAP gets an extension

The FCC put out a call for comments concerning home shopping stations as part of its review of the Cable Television Consumer Protection Act...

NAB eases into EAS upgrades

Local broadcasters have compiled a stellar record in times of emergency. Local radio and television often are the only source of vital information for...

FTC finds changes in children’s advertising exposure

Children are seeing more ads overall, but less advertising minutes, according to a Federal Trade Commission study comparing results of studies conducted with 1977...

Wyoming Senate situation explained

Capitol Hill is mourning the passing of Sen. Craig Thomas (R-WY) from leukemia 6/4/07. But Senate Republicans will not have to mourn the loss...

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