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House Postpones Re-convening of Media Ownership Hearing

The House Communications Subcommittee has postponed its Oct. 21 media ownership hearing, a committee spokesman said late Friday.

It was actually part two of a hearing that began Sept. 25 (

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Committee leadership decided to simply recess the hearing until a time could be found to bring the witnesses back. That was to have been Oct. 21, but will not be rescheduled.

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.