Round table discussion on Issue of whether FCC should deny Rupert Murdoch's broadcast license in the United States
-Gerald Long July 11, 2011
ABC's News broadcast, "This Week" with Christiane Amanpour, held a round table discussion to discuss whether FCC should deny Rupert Murdoch's broadcast license in the United States. The online liberal magazine PoliticusUSA reports today in an online article, "The News Of The World Scandal Could Cost Rupert Murdoch His FCC Licenses", that ABC's "This Week" discussed whether the NOTW phone hack scandal could "force Murdoch and News Corp to fight to keep their FCC licenses in the U.S." The article quotes the same section, 308(b) of the Communications Act (Title 47 of the United States Code) as we do in our article entitled "Why the FCC Should Conduct A Hearing to Revoke Rupert Murdoch's License to Own and Operate Television Stations in the United States" published earlier this week.
NPR's award-winning legal affairs correspondent, Nina Totenberg, CourtTV co-founder, Steve Brill, and Editorial Director of Adweek and author of "The Man Who Owns the News: Inside the Secret World of Rupert Murdoch" author, Michael Wolff participated in the discussion. Brill, in the round table discussion commented: "So here I am reasonably certain that someone, maybe someone from the political left or whoever is going to make a big deal of whether they are fit to have their FCC licenses under the current management.” To watch this video, click here.