Posted: June 21, 2005
Kennard outlines strategy to fulfill broadcasters’ public interest obligation by enhancing democratic process and details plan to jump-start digital TV and wireless web New York. William E. Kennard, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), urged the television broadcast industry to ensure that the power of television is put to the service of the American democracy. In a speech at the Museum of Television and Radio today, entitled "What Does $70 Billion Buy You Anyway?" Kennard said, "When we realize that television should not only entertain us as consumers, but engage and ennoble us as citizens, we will have come a long way to establishing the 21st century’s first true electronic democracy."
Attachments:Press Release - NRMC0044.pdf [94 KB PDF]
Speech - SPWEK023.pdf [116 KB PDF]