by Bill Moyers
August 24, 2007
Bill Moyers talks with FCC Commissioner Michael J. Copps about the state of media consolidation and net neutrality.
Media consolidation isn’t widely covered by the mainstream press, but potential changes being considered to the rules governing the nation’s big media companies could have far reaching effects on democracy. In 1984 the number of companies owning controlling interest in America’s media was 50 — today that number is six. The Federal Communications Commission is once again considering whether to revise media ownership rules and let these media conglomerates get even bigger. This week Bill Moyers talks with FCC Commissioner Michael J. Copps about media ownership rules, the debate over net neutrality. Want more information on media issues, net neutrality and related legislation?
- Net Neutrality Primer
- Media Consolidation Timeline
- Who Owns the Media?
- Federal Communications Commission Comment Site