FCC Looks At EEO

FCC Looks At EEO
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FCC Looks At EEO

The FCC plans a hearing Monday for panelists to discuss how new broadcast and cable equal employment opportunity rules should be crafted. In Jan. 2001, the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the rules as unconstitutional, finding them insufficiently tailored to address the Commission's efforts to prohibit race and gender discrimination in broadcast and cable employment. The agency suspended enforcement of its EEO program outreach and dissemination rules, however the broadcast and cable non-discrimination rules remain in effect.
Some of the panelists are: Henry Rivera, former FCC Commissioner, Partner, Shook, Hardy & Bacon; Ann Arnold, Executive Director, Texas State Broadcasters' Association; Joan E. Gerberding, President, American Women in Radio and Television; Cathy L. Hughes, Founder and Chairperson, Radio One, Inc. and Esther Renteria, Founder, National Hispanic Media Coalition.