Congressional calendar heating up


Bobby Rush (D-IL) finally has his Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection session on stereotyping on the schedule, and it still features a prominent former radio star in the title. "From Imus to Industry: The Business of Stereotypes and Degrading Images" will be held in the Rayburn House Office Building next week, Tuesday 9/25/07 at 10AM. We note also that the parent committee of this subcom, Energy and Commerce, now has a DTV conversion feature prominently displayed on its home page. It includes a collection of related news releases from the committee and directs interested parties to the FCC, NTIA, NAB and NCTA for further information. Finally, the Senate Commerce Committee has scheduled a hearing for Thursday 9/27/07 entitled "Congestion and Delays: The Impact of Travelers and Possible Solution."

RBR/TVBR observation: Some may be wondering why we included information on that last hearing, but if you’re in radio you think about it for even a second, you know why. When someone mentions congestion and delays, you’re all for it. Congestion and delays equals TSL. We hope the NAB Radio Board was able to get a witness onto the panel for this one.