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FCC Reopens, House Cancels DTV Hearing

Washington -- One day after terrorists destroyed the World Trade Center in New
York, damaged the Pentagon and claimed the lives of hundreds, parts of the
federal government went back to work amid tight security.

The Federal Communications Commission, which closed its doors Tuesday soon
after the attacks occurred, opened for business Wednesday and is scheduled to
hold its public meeting Thursday, FCC spokeswoman Audrey Spivack said.

At the meeting, the commission is expected to open a rulemaking on cable-ownership
rules and on rules that prohibit the common ownership of a newspaper and a
broadcast property in the same market.

On Capitol Hill, lawmakers decided to postpone a hearing on broadcasters'
transition to digital television. The hearing -- scheduled for 10 a.m. in the
House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet -- was put off without a
new date being set, a committee spokesman said.