Members Of Congress Seek To Overturn FCC TV-Ownership Ruling

Sensing a national mood that opposes the FCC’s decision Monday to relax television media ownsership rules, members of Congress are drafting bills to reverse the FCC decision. “Identical bills have been introduced in both houses to overturn Monday’s decision on television-station ownership. The old rule said a network cannot own a group of stations that combine to reach more than 35 percent of the national viewing audience. Monday’s vote raises that threshold to 45 percent.”