PBS to host minority-themed debate

Tavis Smiley will be the moderator later this month with the eight announced candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination face off in yet another...

New political speech rules proposed

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) felt he was the victim of deceptive advertising during his 2006 campaign to upgrade his Capitol Hill office from the...

Advertising Coalition fights for free drug speech

A bill advancing through the House of Representatives would put a three year ban on advertisements for new drugs, and an association of associations...

Key senator in hot water?

Ranking Member of the Senate Commerce Committee Ted Stevens (R-AK) has some extracurricular problems back in his home state. Details of a corruption scandal...

Spanish-language debates on the menu?

Hispanic media giant Univision, which has already sparked citizenship and voter registration drives, is offering to host presidential debates from both parties on consecutive...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 &...

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...

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