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Levin, Harry J. – Journal of Communication, 1986
Reviews the empirical evidence cited by the FCC in favor of increasing the allowable number of radio and TV stations owned by one group. Argues FCC was biased in favor of deregulation despite weighty evidence indicating continued need for regulation. (MS)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Federal Government, Federal Regulation, Government Role
Rappaport, Josh – 1984
By first describing the historical stance of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) toward ownership of broadcast facilities and then describing the FCC's most recent policy statements, this report compares the differing viewpoints and recognizes that the new value or goal that seems to have been established conflicts with the past emphasis…
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Cable Television, Consumer Protection, Federal Government
Jassem, Harvey C. – 1989
This paper examines the role that standard-setting plays in the adoption and growth of new technologies, particularly in the development of electronic media. Background on technological standardization is provided in the first section, including discussions of the costs and benefits of standardization and the timing of standards setting. The…
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Communications Satellites, Equipment Standards, Federal Regulation
Fowler, Mark S. – 1981
This paper contains transcripts of two speeches given by the chairperson of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) outlining his philosophy concerning the function of that agency and its relationship to the telecommunications industry. The first transcript discusses the primary management objectives identified by the FCC as follows: (1) to…
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Federal Regulation, Management by Objectives, Management Systems
Jackson, Gordon – 1981
An examination of the rise of "electronic religion" (religious broadcasting on radio and television) in the United States and the movement's fusing of religious and political issues during the 1980 election year lends credibility to the argument that a clash between church and state is inherent in the political aspects of these…
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Federal Regulation, Political Influences, Politics