FCC Commissioners Copps and Adelstein to attend August 31 forum
Federal Communications Commissioners (FCC) Jonathan Adelstein and Michael Copps will visit Los Angeles on Thursday to listen to local citizens? concerns about localism and diversity in the media. This Public Hearing on media ownership is a rare opportunity for the public to voice their opinions on media consolidation directly to two FCC Commissioners.
Congressman Esteban Torres (Retired), Chairman of the National Latino Media Council will be opening the hearing and Alex Nogales, President & CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition will be moderating the panels. The first panel ?Minority Ownership and the FCC Public Interest Obligations? includes Dean Marty Kaplan from the Annenberg School of Communication; Mona Mangan, Executive Director of the Writers Guild of America, East, and Gloria Tristani, President, Benton Foundation and former FCC Commissioner.
The second panel ?Diversity in Entertainment? consists of Patti Miller, Vice President, Children Now; Moctesuma Esparza, Renowned Latino Independent Producer; Robert Mendez, Senior Vice President of Diversity for Disney - ABC Television Group; and John Connolly, AFTRA President. In between panels and at the end, public comments will be recorded for submission to the full FCC Commission and California elected officials.
WHAT: Public Hearing on Media Ownership
WHEN: Thursday, August 31, 2006, 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: University of Southern California - Davidson Conference Center; 3415 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90089. Entrance on Jefferson Blvd., Gate 4
WHO: FCC Commissioners Jonathan Adelstein and Michael Copps; Congresswomen Hilda Solis, and 200+ concerned Angelenos
A reception will be held prior to the hearing at 6:30 p.m. and the FCC Commissioners will be available for interviews at 6:00 p.m. The forum is free and open to the public. We invite you all to join us.