New House Commerce Committee Chairman Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, has slated several bill mark-ups for Wednesday, including the indecency bill sponsored by Telecom Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich. H.R. 3717, the “Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act of 2004,” would increase FCC fines tenfold for broadcasting indecent material. The committee will also consider Republican and Democratic resolutions to reorganize committee memberships.
Business and Law
Sen. Cantwell Touts the Importance of Local Broadcast News
She plans to propose a broadcast tax credit and grant program totaling $2.3 billion to support local journalism
Programming and Sales
Programming From Grace Broadcast Honors Veterans for Memorial Day
The “Above & Beyond” vignettes are one way for stations to celebrate Medal of Honor winners