Attorney General Hospitalized

According to the Justice Department, during his morning staff meeting, Attorney General Eric Holder felt faint and short of breath.

DOJ said that as a precaution, he was taken to Washington Medstar Hospital, where he was described as resting comfortably at press time (11:40 A.M.) and in good condition.

"He is alert and conversing with his doctors," DOJ said. No more information was immediately available.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.