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House Broadcast Ownership Hearing To Continue Oct. 21

The House Communications Subcommittee has set Oct. 21, 2 p.m., to reconvene its media ownership hearing, Broadcasting Ownership in the 21st Century.

The Sept. 25 hearing was slated for a square off between the National Association of Broadcasters and Common Cause (, but the hearing had the misfortune of being scheduled the same day that John Boehner (R-Ill) informed Republican leadership of his decision to resign, which delayed the opening of the hearing and led to an early closing after only opening statements and testimony because there were a series of 11 House floor votes.

Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) ranking member of the subcommittee, asked that the hearing be kept open so that the panel could return to be questioned by the legislators. That will now happen Oct. 21.

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.