Rush Imus panel comes into focus


Although it proved to be a difficult session to pull together, Bobby Rush (D-IL) finally has his Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection set for "From Imus to Industry: The Business of Stereotypes and Degrading Images" this morning at 10AM. It would seem that the only thing missing from the three panel hearing is Don Imus himself. Here are the scheduled witnesses: Panel One: Phillippe P. Dauman, Viacom; Edgar Bronfman Jr., Warner Music Group; Doug Morris, Universal Music Group; Alfred C. Liggins III, Radio One; and Strauss Zelnick, Take-Two Interactive Software. Panel Two: Percy Miller aka "Master P"; Levell Crump, aka "David Banner. Panel Three: Tracy Sharpley-Whiting, Vanderbilt University; Andrew Rojecki, University of Illinois-Chicago; Faye Williams, National Congress of Black Women; Lisa Fager Bediako, Industry Ears; Karen Kill, Lenoir-Rhyne College.