Commissioners hijacked to Capitol Hill


What would an FCC Breakfast at the NAB Convention be without a Commissioner or two? Just eggs. So, NAB has been reshuffling since all of the FCC Commissioners have been called to Capitol Hill next Tuesday to testify about the recent 700 MHz auction. Instead of the FCC Breakfast, the RTNDA and NAB will jointly present “The Issues Breakfast: Election 2008: The Home Stretch” 7:30-8:45 am PT in the Las Vegas Hilton Barron Room. CNN Chief National Correspondent John King will moderate the discussion of election issues, candidates and coverage. Panelists scheduled to speak include Sam Donaldson, Correspondent, ABC News; John Harris, Editor in Chief,; and Peter Maer, White House Correspondent, CBS News.

The previously scheduled “Regulatory Face-off” which had been scheduled for Tuesday afternoon with Commissioners Jonathan Adelstein and Deborah Taylor Tate, has been cancelled. NAB says Tate is still planning to come to Las Vegas after testifying in Washington, but it is unclear whether she will be speaking at the convention.