Furchtgott-Roth to D.C. Think Tank

Federal Communications Commission member Harold Furchtgott-Roth is planning
to join the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research after
leaving office, the commission announced Wednesday.

Furchtgott-Roth, a Republican appointed in 1997, said he would leave the
agency after a successor is confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

President Bush has nominated three people for the FCC who could win
confirmation soon.

In a prepared statement, the FCC said Furchtgott-Roth planned to write a book
on telecommunications and to pursue other interests.

The AEI -- a well-known conservative think tank based in Washington, D.C. --
is the home of former Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork, telecommunications and
Wall Street commentator James Glassman and Lynne Cheney, culture critic and wife
of Vice President Richard Cheney.

Furchtgott-Roth's wife, Diana, was an AEI resident scholar, but she has left
the organization.