What's the Deal

Friday, November 28, 2003

After the FCC decided this summer that media companies would be allowed to reach 45% of the national TV audience, many lawmakers objected, insisting that the cap should remain at 35%. This week, Congress and the White House agreed on a compromise ownership limit of 39%. But many critics, including Center for Digital Democracy Executive Director Jeff Chester, say the deal is a giveaway, not a compromise. He makes his case for Bob.

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