National Press Club

Telecommunications Act

May 9, 2005

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Run time: 43 minutes

The Media and Democracy Coalition, representing 116 interest groups, held a news conference about the release of its "Bill of Media Rights." The report criticized the 1996 Telecommunications Act and its impact on the media industry over the past decade. Among the topics they addressed were higher prices to consumers, increased media concentration, and less diversity in programming content and minority representation. Following their remarks they answered questions from reporters.