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Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC. – 1977
This report presents a brief history of the development of telecommunication from Samuel Morse's invention of electromagnetic telegraph in 1838 to the present. Technological advancement is examined in the development of wire telegraph, ocean cable telegraph, wire telephone, radiotelegraph, radiotelephone, AM (amplitude modulation) and FM…
Descriptors: Administrative Agencies, American History, Broadcast Industry, Federal Legislation
Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC. – 1972
After outlining the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) responsibility for regulating interstate common carrier communication (non-broadcast communication whose carriers are required by law to furnish service at reasonable charges upon request), this information bulletin reviews the history, technological development, and current…
Descriptors: Communications, Communications Satellites, Federal Legislation, Radio
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Federal Register, 1972
In response to the commentary generated by the adoption of the Cable Television Report and Order of February 2, 1972, the Federal Communications Commission in this document addresses objections to the original order. The copyright controversy is briefly discussed. Other matters considered are signal carriage rules, access to and use of…
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Cable Television, Communications, Copyrights
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. – 1989
For this document the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation reports favorably on the Children's Television Act of 1989 and recommends that it be passed. The aims of the legislation are to increase the amount of educational and informational television programming available to children and to protect children from…
Descriptors: Certification, Childrens Television, Commercial Television, Educational Television
Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC. – 1974
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Report and Policy Statement on Children's Television Programs summarizes the findings of a series of hearings held in response to a petition of Action for Children's Television (ACT), urging that the FCC prohibit sponsorship and commercials in children's programing, forbid product mention by program…
Descriptors: Commercial Television, Educational Television, Federal Legislation, Programing (Broadcast)
Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC. – 1973
In December 1972 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) denied a request of the black Congressmen of the Black Caucus (BC) that it order the television networks to make free prime time available for the BC to reply to social matters in the President's State of the Union message. The BC argued that they were entitled to time balance coverage…
Descriptors: Black Community, Blacks, Broadcast Industry, Equal Facilities
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. – 1993
A hearing was held on Senate Bill 335, the Emerging Telecommunications Technologies Act of 1993, a bill that requires the federal government to transfer 200 megahertz of spectrum to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for new technologies. Integral to this measure, a bipartisan effort, is a provision that will allow the FCC to use…
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Federal Government, Federal Legislation, Government Role
Ferris, Charles D. – 1978
H.R. 13015, the proposed revision of the Communications Act of 1934, is consistent in many aspects with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) trends toward greater reliance on marketplace forces than on regulation, but some portions of the bill should be reexamined before the final rewrite. First, the new bill would shift from a "public…
Descriptors: Agency Role, Broadcast Industry, Cable Television, Citizen Participation
Rostow, Eugene V. – 1975
Prepared by a consultant for the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (ATT), this memorandum contends that recent decisions by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) have violated the provisions of the Communications Act of 1934 that assured the maintenance and improvement of the integrated switch telephone network managed by ATT and its…
Descriptors: Communications, Federal Legislation, Information Networks, Telecommunications
Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC. – 1971
A significant increase in the number of petitions to deny broadcast license renewal applications has led the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reexamine its license renewal procedures. This notice of inquiry and proposed rule making sets out proposed changes in and additions to renewal procedures designed to ensure that a licensee will…
Descriptors: Administrative Agencies, Agency Role, Broadcast Industry, Broadcast Television
Morse, Neil – 1972
Are children going to continue to serve television by providing a trusting audience for its commercial message, or is television going to begin to serve children? Current children's programs are designed for the sole purpose of holding the attention of the broadest age span possible. Today's television fails to enhance the small child's…
Descriptors: Administrative Agencies, Broadcast Industry, Business Responsibility, Children
Cobb-Reiley, Linda – Freedom of Speech Newsletter
The fairness doctrine was established by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to promote public debate over the media and to ensure that opposing viewpoints be heard on issues of public importance. To change the image of women as portrayed in the mass media, the National Organization for Women (NOW) focused on television because of the…
Descriptors: Bias, Broadcast Industry, Communication (Thought Transfer), Court Litigation
Cole, Jack E.; And Others – 1977
Industry structure studies prior to 1968 are briefly reviewed, and an overview of industrial and technological developments up to the present is provided through synopses of more recent studies. Areas covered include overseas telephone and record carriers; the creation of the Communications Satellite Corporation; the current regulatory and…
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Communications Satellites, Delivery Systems, Federal Legislation
Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC. – 1976
Aspects of educational television (ETV) covered in this report include its history, growth and development, noncommerical television broadcast stations, instructional television fixed service (ITFS), microwave relay system, television signal translators, cable systems, and the use of satellites. The report also outlines the Federal Communications…
Descriptors: Administrative Agencies, Broadcast Industry, Cable Television, Certification
Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC. – 1977
Radio and television broadcasting is authorized and regulated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Following a brief description of the development of broadcasting, broadcast regulations, and the Commission, this report examines various aspects of the subject pertaining to the fairness doctrine, political broadcasting, advertising, sale…
Descriptors: Administrative Agencies, Broadcast Industry, Certification, Federal Legislation
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