The FCC’s webpage went dark on Tuesday, film permitting by the National Park Service was on hold and hearings on Capitol Hill were either postponed or cancelled on the first day of the government…
Michael P. O’Rielly
The never-ending debate over media consolidation this week will focus on an esoteric rule that involving how the FCC calculates whether groups like Sinclair, Univision and Fox meet or exceed caps on…
Michael P. O’Rielly, a Republican Capitol Hill staffer nominated to fill a vacancy on the FCC, told the Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday that agency regulations “need to be flexible” and to…
President Obama has nominated Michael P. O’Rielly, an advisor to Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn, to fill a Republican vacancy on the FCC. O’Rielly’s nomination comes two days after the Senate…
The Senate Commerce Committee on Tuesday approved the nomination of Tom Wheeler as the next chairman of the FCC, although questions remain as to how quickly his selection will gain a floor vote. Sen…
CBS and Time Warner Cable have extended the deadline to reach a new distribution deal for the Eye’s 13 owned-and-operated stations and cablers including Showtime by three hours, until 8 p.m. Eastern…
Zachary Katz, chief of staff to departing FCC chairman Julius Genachowski, will become senior fellow at USC’s Center on Communications and Leadership Policy. Katz’s appointment starts in July, after…
Special f/x legend and stop motion animation pioneer Ray Harryhausen died Tuesday morning in London. He was 92.
The speculation over whom President Obama will tap to succeed FCC chairman Julius Genachowski has gone into overdrive since the long-anticipated announcement last month of his departure.
If there was any doubt about the issue that has been the top priority of FCC chairman Julius Genachowski during his tenure atop the regulatory org.
The flood of ads from outside groups last year often identified funders only by generic names like Americans for Prosperity and American Crossroads. Sen. Bill Nelson suggests that existing law could…
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