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1995-2005: Regulatory Reform for Principal Electronic Media

Position Paper

December 1994

by Henry Geller
Annenberg Senior Fellow
The Annenberg Washington Program
Communications Policy Studies
Northwestern University

Contents

Background
Trends in Television
Governing Principles for Congressional Reform
Application of Policies in the Broadcast Field
Lessons Drawn from the Implementation of the Children's Television Act
The Near-term Solution for Broadcasting
Near-term Reform for Public Service in Cable Television
Other Possible Reforms
Conclusion
Endnotes

About the Author

Henry Geller is an Annenberg Senior Fellow, a Professor (of practice) at Duke University, and a Communications Fellow with the Markle Foundation. From 1982 to 1989, Geller was the Director of the Washington Center for Public Policy Research, part of Duke University's Institute of Policy Sciences and Public Affairs. He also has served as Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration in the U.S. Department of Commerce. He spent most of his career at the Federal Communications Commission, where he was General Counsel from 1964 to 1970.

Copyright 1994 by The Annenberg Washington Program in Communications Policy Studies of Northwestern University. Permission is granted for the not-for-profit reproduction and distribution of this report or portions thereof, provided that (1) proper copyright notice is affixed to each copy, and (2) no alterations are made to the content of any file.

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Recommended Citation: Henry Geller, 1995 2005: Regulatory Reform for Principal Electronic Media (Washington, D.C.: The Annenberg Washington Program in Communications Policy Studies of Northwestern University, 1994).

The opinions expressed herein are those of the author. They do not necessarily reflect the views of The Annenberg Washington Program in Communications Policy Studies of Northwestern University.