Kevin J. Martin

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Congress Opens Investigation Into FCC Chair

Martin faces bipartisan rancor over media ownership laws

(Newser) - The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Kevin J. Martin, is facing a Congressional probe over abuses of power, Variety reports. The head of the House Commerce Committee sent the FCC head a letter alleging "a larger breakdown in the agency." Members of both parties in Congress have... More »

FCC May Ease Rules on Media Owners

Would allow firms to own newspapers and TV stations in same city

(Newser) - FCC Chairman Kevin Martin wants to relax limits on media consolidation, starting with repealing the rule that a company cannot own a newspaper and television or radio station in the same city, the New York Times reports. The commission is split, with two Democrats opposed and three Republicans supporting, a... More »

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