The FCC may be coming to a community near you. The commission has announced when and where it intends to hold public hearings on localism.
An initiative of Chairman Michael Powell, the localism task force will seek input from consumers, industry, civic organizations and others about broadcast ownership.
Each hearing will be chaired by at least one commissioner. Meetings are slated for Charlotte, N.C., this month and San Antonio, Texas, in December.
Other cities scheduled for hearings in 2004 include Santa Cruz/Salinas, Calif., Rapid City, N.D., Portland Maine, and Washington.
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